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Higher car-tax bills taxing staff resources of treasurer, commissioner of revenue

When it comes to the soon-to-be-due annual Arlington car-tax bills, a lot of county residents are royally P.O.’d. As in “Positively Outraged.” And that visceral reaction to the tax bills has meant more work for the staffs of the county’s treasurer...

Vienna preps list of tax delinquents

As it does every year, the Vienna town government plans to publish a list of property owners who are delinquent in making their real-estate-tax payments. Vienna Town Council members on Aug. 29 were slated to authorize publication of the certified...

Options weighed for plastic-bag-tax moolah

Between January and May, Fairfax County’s new plastic-bag tax has brought in $511,000 in revenue, and county officials have ideas where those funds should go. The Board of Supervisors at its July 26 Environmental Committee briefly reviewed a July 19...

Duplicate tax bills inadvertently sent out to thousands

Arlington residents who received a duplicate real-estate-tax bill or other kind of bill in the mail recently are not alone. The county treasurer’s office announced June 1 that it had determined 26,000 duplicates were sent to taxpayers through an error...

Arlington drops vehicle-decal fee, for now

Arlington County Board members on May 14 followed through on a promise made last month and eliminated the “decal fee” that has been imposed for decades as part of residents’ car-tax bills. And while the action will save residents a...

Editorial: ‘Arlogance’ rears its ugly head once more

The late and, to many of us, great Arlington fiscal-restraint advocate Tim Wise used to call it “Arlogance” – the self-satisfied contempt that one-party rule had allowed county officials to lord over the populace. Arlogance was in full swing for...

Editorial: Fairfax homeowners get a modest tax break

Flush with cash from rising property assessments, not to mention an ocean of federal COVID cash, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is taking token steps to aid residents who are increasingly taxed to the limit. Supervisors are planning a...

Arlington homeowners see 17% bump up in tax bills over 3 years

Another year of no reduction in the Arlington real-estate tax rate to offset spiraling assessments means that the typical county homeowner will be paying 17 percent more in taxes to the government compared to three years ago. County Board members...

Va. effort offers tax savings to drivers of electric, hybrid vehicles

Beginning July 1, Virginians who own a fuel-efficient vehicle may be able to save money on their highway-use fee by enrolling in the state government’s new Mileage Choice Program. The program is a voluntary option for drivers of electric, hybrid...

Commentary: Fairfax residents can’t take more big tax increases

If you live in Fairfax County and are over 50, you may have received from the county government a five-page, 120-question survey to “inform the county’s . . . Future Aging Plan.”
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