The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue administers business licenses and business personal property taxes.
Business Professional Occupational License
All business owners, including owners of home-based businesses, are subject to a Business Professional Occupational License (BPOL) Tax. Business owners are required to register the business with the Commissioner of the Revenue within 30 days of commencing business operations in Loudoun County. Business owners must renew their business license registration each year by reporting the business’s gross receipts.
Business Tangible Personal Property
All owners of business tangible personal property are subject to Business Tangible Personal Property (BPPT) Tax and are required to annually declare for taxation all property such as furniture, fixtures, computer equipment, machinery, tools, and heavy equipment that was located in Loudoun County on January 1 of each year. This includes property owned by the business, property owned personally and used in the business on a full- or part-time basis, property received as a gift, property that is leased or rented, and property that is fully depreciated or expensed for federal tax purposes.
Filings and Registrations
Filing submissions and business registrations should be completed online. For Business Licenses, both filing and payment are due by the March 1 deadline. Once this tax is paid, a local business license is issued as a receipt. Business tangible personal property filings are due on the same date. Late filing penalties may be assessed for filings or renewals done after March 1.
Visiting the Office
The Commissioner of the Revenue's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance filing or for help with business tax questions:
1 Harrison Street SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
21641 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, VA 20166