I operate a car wash. How do I report the equipment used in the cleaning of motor vehicles for business personal property tax (BPPT) purposes?
The Code of Virginia was amended in 2012 to limit the rate of tax for equipment used directly in cleaning motor vehicles to not exceed the general rate for machinery and tools (M & T). As a result, starting in 2013 car wash equipment located in Loudoun County on January first (including repair and replacement parts) should be reported separately when you file BPPT online. If you are in the business of washing vehicles, you should file three tangible property accounts; one for furniture and fixtures, one for computer equipment and the third for M & T.

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1. How do I file my local business taxes?
2. How soon after the first of the year may I file?
3. Is there a late filing penalty for failure to file a return by the prescribed deadline?
4. How do I authorize someone else to file or act for my business?
5. I don't have a computer. How do I file?
6. I would like to send my information overnight, but UPS, FedEx, etc. will not use a Post Office Box for the address. What address do I use?
7. In reviewing the information I supplied to your office, I realized that I filed incorrectly. How do I make necessary changes?
8. What do I need to do to get my name corrected on my business tax account?
9. How do I change or correct my address on my accounts?
10. What do I need to do to close my business?
11. I am a manufacturer with idle equipment. How do I report idle machinery and tools (M&T)?
12. I operate a car wash. How do I report the equipment used in the cleaning of motor vehicles for business personal property tax (BPPT) purposes?
13. I need guidance on how to create and maintain an asset list.
14. I am a Bed and Breakfast Business Owner. Do I need to file and pay on property that I use both personally and for my business?
15. I need more business tax information on running a Bed and Breakfast in Loudoun County.