Loudoun County is assuming responsibility for assessing, billing and collecting personal property taxes and vehicle licensing fees in some of Loudoun County’s incorporated towns effective January 1, 2020.
Under the new centralized system, the county will be responsible for:
- Personal property taxes in Leesburg and Round Hill;
- Business tangible personal property taxes in Leesburg, Middleburg and Round Hill; and
- Vehicle license fees in Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg and Round Hill.
For these taxes and fees, residents and businesses in the participating towns will receive combined semi-annual bills that include all county-administered taxes and fees as separate line items. Each line item will show the respective county or town tax rate and amount. Taxpayers will remit a single payment for the total taxes and fees to the County of Loudoun. The new process will apply to the first half tax bill due May 5, 2020.
The Treasurer’s Office will process the tax payments and transmit the appropriate amount to the towns. The Treasurer’s Office will also undertake any collection efforts for all accounts which may become delinquent after the January 1, 2020, effective date. The towns will continue with delinquent collection efforts for any personal property taxes due for 2019 and prior years.
This process change is part of an overall effort to centralize the tax system of the county and the towns to improve efficiency, economy and customer service to taxpayers. The first phase of this initiative began in 2019 with the county assuming responsibility for real estate taxes in five of the county’s seven incorporated towns. The towns of Hamilton and Purcellville are not participating in the program.
More information about taxes in Loudoun County may be found at loudoun.gov/taxes or by calling 703-777-0280.
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