Tax Issues in Fairfax County
Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released the following statement on Joe Biden raising taxes on Americans during a recession:
“With the stroke of a pen, Joe Biden will guarantee congressional Democrats’ careers will come to an end. Biden and Democrats raised taxes on hardworking Americans and gave $80 billion to the IRS to hire 87,000 new IRS agents. Americans will never forget that Biden and Democrats raised taxes during a recession.”
Fairfax County just mailed out its 2022 car tax bills, and the tax increase is substantial.
The Board of Supervisors granted us a 15% discount off of the inflated 2022 Blue Book vehicle values.
That’s nice, but it looks like the Board failed to mention that the car tax was increasing for a second reason: the “subsidy” was reduced for the first $20K value of the car.
Here are some car tax facts for my personal vehicle.
Around June 28 Fairfax County homeowners got their real estate tax bill, which is due July 28. The typical homeowner’s real estate tax bill increased by $484 or 6.8%, from $7,159 to $7,643.
Around September 5, Fairfax County car owners will get their personal property tax bill, which is due October 5. The typical household’s personal property tax will increase by $151 or 36%, from $420 to $571.
Combining real estate and property tax increases, the typical household will have a $634 or 8.4% tax increase.
Governor Glenn Youngkin ceremonially signed the Virginia State Budget, which delivers on his promise to provide tax relief for Virginian families, increase funding for law enforcement, and support the development of lab schools, among other key initiatives of his Day One Game Plan. “Every day we have worked hard to build a more prosperous Virginia, with greater opportunity for future generations,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin.
“Together, we enacted historic tax cuts and made record investments in education and public safety,” said Delegate Barry Knight, House Appropriations Committee Chair.
Governor Glenn Youngkin today praised delegates in the House Finance Committee for their important procedural vote to move his gas tax proposal to the House Appropriations Committee, following testimony from everyday Virginians about the impact of rising prices on their budgets.
“Today’s vote was an important step in moving our proposal to lower gas prices for Virginians feeling pain at the pump for too long,” said Governor Youngkin. We know there’s plenty of money available to bring some relief to Virginians now as we head into these busy summer months.”
On April 12, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will hear comments from the public regarding the FY 2023 Advertised Budget. As Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) has warned, the board’s advertised budget would result in 9.5 percent increase in taxes incurred by the average homeowner.
Fairfax GOP Vice Chairwoman Srilekha Palle will address the county board April 12, urging them to hold the line on real estate taxes. “I need you all to understand that the highest increases are on the lower-value properties—townhomes, primarily—the people who can least afford it,” Palle intends to remind supervisors.
Governor Glenn Youngkin signed HB1239, sponsored by Delegate Phillip A. Scott, into law, empowering localities to cut car tax rates and prevent huge tax hikes driven by driven by dramatic increases in used vehicle values.
“With prices soaring on the necessities that families and individuals use every day, Virginians are in dire need of relief to their wallets,” Governor Youngkin said.
If you live in Fairfax County and are over 50, you may have received from the county a five-page 120-question survey to “…inform the county’s … Future Aging Plan.” Here’s the Fairfax County Taxpayers Alliance Future Aging Plan: stop taxing us out of our homes.
For 20 years, county supervisors have been increasing real estate taxes three times faster than household income. Real estate taxes are the supervisors’ “Unaffordable Housing Program.”