Taxes in Loudoun County
Current Loudoun County Tax Rates
- Real Property Tax - Regular District 1: $1.155 per $100 in assessed value
- Personal Property Tax Rate: $4.20 per $100
- Business License Tax Rates: see detailed list of Tax Rates
- View detailed list of Tax Rates
- Virginia Sales Tax:
- 6% on nonfood items
- 4% on food items for home consumption
- 6% for communications including telephone (commercial, residential, wireless, and VOIP), cable TV, satellite TV, and radio (note: internet access service is a nontaxable item)
- Local Income Tax: None
- Special Districts
Real Property Assessments (Fair Market Valuations)
Real estate in Virginia is assessed at 100 percent of its fair market value. Real property tax bills are based on the real property assessment and the real property tax rate, which is set annually by the Board of Supervisors
. Questions about real property assessments or fair market valuations should be directed to the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue.
Real Estate Taxes
Real estate taxes are based on real property assessments and the real property tax rate, which is set annually by the Board of Supervisors. Real estate taxes are collected twice a year in Loudoun County. The due dates are June 5 and December 5. You may pay your taxes online or you may make your check payable to the County Treasurer at one of the offices below.
Personal Property Assessments
Personal property tax
is levied each calendar year on all motor vehicles, trailers, campers, mobile homes, boats and airplanes with "situs" in the county. A vehicle has situs for taxation in the county, or if it is registered to a county address with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. The assessment on these vehicles is determined by the Commissioner of the Revenue
. For more information, visit the webpage for the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
Personal Property Taxes / Decals
Loudoun County collects personal property taxes
on automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, boats, campers, mobile homes, trailers, and aircraft. Personal property taxes are due May 5 and October 5. You may pay your taxes online
or you may make your check payable to the County Treasurer at one of the offices below.
2014 Vehicle Decals
|The deadline to display new, green, 2014 decals is November 15, 2013. All past due taxes must be paid in full before a decal can be purchased. Please call 703-777-0280 to determine the total amount due or utilize our Search & Pay option to determine any amounts owed. Payments received will automatically be applied to delinquent taxes first.
All county residents living outside an incorporated town are required to purchase and display a Loudoun County Vehicle License Decal for their automobile or motorcycle within 60 days of entering the county. The fees for decals are billed with personal property taxes and are due to be paid to the Loudoun County Treasurer by October 5 of each year. New decals should be displayed each year prior to November 16.
Business License Tax / Business Personal Property Taxes
Most businesses, including those which are home-based, are subject to a gross receipts tax and a personal property tax on business equipment. For more information, or to obtain the required forms, visit the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
Real Property Assessments (Land Use Valuations)
If real estate is used for agricultural, forestal or open space purposes, the owner may apply to have the land assessed for this use, which in most cases results in a lower assessed value. You can get more information on the Land Use Assessment Program here
, or by contacting the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
Tax Relief for the Elderly and Disabled
Loudoun County offers real estate or personal property tax relief
for qualifying elderly and permanently and totally disabled individuals. For more information about these programs, visit the webpage for the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue
Tax Exemption for Revitalized Real Estate Program
Loudoun county property owners who substantially renovate or rehabilitate residential properties may be eligible for a partial exemption from real estate taxation. Contact the Commissioner of the Revenue's Office
or click here
for more information about the program, including an application.
State Income Taxes
The Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue
offers assistance in preparing state income tax returns, provides the necessary forms, and answers questions about state income taxes.
The Virginia Department of Taxation
also offers assistance with state income taxes
Tax Exemption for Certain Nonprofit Organizations
On November 6, 2013, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors extended the moratorium on the granting of property tax exemptions by local ordinance (designation) indefinitely. As such, applications for exemption by designation are not being accepted.