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The Commissioner of Revenue licenses and assesses a business license tax on every business in Arlington, including home-based businesses. Individuals renting or leasing houses, apartments, part of their own residences, or other types of dwellings, including vacation and transient rentals, are also considered businesses.
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All Arlington County businesses must file a Business Tangible Personal Property Return each year on or before May 1. Payments, if applicable are due each year on or before September 5.
“Custodial Taxes” is a term used to describe taxes collected from consumers by businesses. The business holds the collected funds in trust for the County until they are remitted to the County Treasurer.
If you’re making money offering short-term lodging in an Arlington home, you need to collect and remit to Arlington County 8.25% Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) of total price paid by the ultimate consumer for the use or possession of any room or space used for lodging, regardless of the number of transients accommodated per night.
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The Commissioner of Revenue’s Office is currently closed for walk-in customers. Appointments are being scheduled for the Business Division:
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Commissioner of Revenue– Currently, our office is closed to walk-in customers. Appointments are being accepted for the Business Division and DMV Select. 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22201703-228-3033 703-228-7048 (fax)