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Dismissing objections, Fairfax imposes bag tax

Fairfax County shoppers will pay a 5-cent tax on disposable plastic bags starting next year if they choose not to use another option, such as reusable bags, to carry their items. The Board of Supervisors voted 9-1 Sept. 14 to...

Tax time will be chance to show off new community center

“Come to pay, stay to play” is the theme of a new tax initiative between the Arlington County Treasurer’s Office and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The treasurer will be accepting payments for real-estate and personal-property taxes (due Oct....

Some Fairfax vehicle owners to see rising tax bills

Swimming against the tide of normal trends, car-tax bills for about 12 percent of Fairfax County residents will rise this year even as their vehicles continue to age. Why? Blame a confluence of reasons, including high demand for all vehicles...

Vienna leaders anticipate lower tax rate

It’s not a whopping amount, but it’s a start. Vienna Town Council members on April 26 indicated their intention to reduce the town’s real-estate tax rate by a quarter of a penny to 22.25 cents per $100 assessed valuation. “We would...

MCA to Fairfax supervisors: cut tax rate 2 cents

McLean Citizens Association (MCA) board members on April 7 passed a resolution on Fairfax County’s proposed fiscal year 2022 budget that asked the Board of Supervisors to cut the real-estate-tax rate and hire a consultant to look for budgetary...

Vienna officials taking cautious approach to budget

Vienna’s budgetary numbers look promising for fiscal 2022, but the Town Council plans to hold back some funds just in case circumstances go sideways again. “It’s Council’s intent to freeze a portion of the budget, 2 percent, as a pandemic...

Fairfax supervisors set tax-rate ceiling

Citing as they often do each year the need for wiggle room, a majority of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors on March 9 agreed to advertise a maximum real-estate-tax rate of $1.15 per $100 assessed value for fiscal...

Taxes for most to rise under Fairfax budget proposal

Fairfax County taxpayers would see a slightly lower tax rate and employees would not receive pay increases under a proposed fiscal year 2021 budget presented Feb. 23 by County Executive Bryan Hill. The county’s conservative assumptions during the pandemic allowed...

Rising assessments to equal higher tax bills in Fairfax

Rising home values are a good thing for Fairfax County homeowners thinking about selling. But for those staying put, they will equate to higher tax bills this year. Residential home assessments rose an average of 4.25 percent from 2020 to...

Arlington tax bills headed higher; stormwater charges to rise

Arlington homeowners are facing a prospective double whammy of higher assessments coupled with an increased tax rate under the fiscal 2022 budget proposal unveiled  Feb. 18 by County Manager Mark Schwartz and the maximum tax rates set two days...
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A motorist was traveling eastbound on Maple Avenue, E., on Nov. 27 at 5:55 p.m. when the vehicle struck...
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