Per Arlington County Code § 27-11, all tangible personal property (with a few exceptions) that are used in a business in Arlington County is subject to Business Tangible Personal Property Tax. Therefore, all Arlington County businesses must file a Business Tangible Personal Property Return each year on or before May 1st. Payments, if applicable, are due each year on or before September 5th.
The Arlington County Board sets the tax rate. For 2023, the rate has been set at $5.00 per $100 of assessed value.
Annually, businesses must file business tangible online via CAPP by 11:59 p.m. on May 1. The Commissioner of Revenue does not grant filing extensions beyond the May 1 filing deadline. We recommend that if you don’t have all the required information, you should file the return and amend it later because if you don't file your Business Tangible Tax return by 11:59 p.m. on May 1, a late-filing penalty fee of 10 percent of the tax determined to be due will be incurred.
If you lease tangible personal property from others, you must report all property in your possession, including leased property, even if the lessor also reports them.
You should not use your Business Tangible return to report any over-the-road vehicles, such as cars, trucks and trailers. Instead, you must report them as part of your Vehicle Personal Property Taxes. For more information, call 703-228-3135.
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The Commissioner of Revenue’s Office, located in the Bozman Government Center located at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 200, Arlington, VA, is open to in-person customers and appointments from Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. On Fridays, staff work remotely from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Appointments are being accepted for the Business Division and the DMV Select. For questions, please call 703-228-3033 or email us.
Department of Real Estate Assessment2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 611
Arlington, VA 22201703-228-3920
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2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Suite 201
Arlington, VA 22201703-228-4000 703-228-7436 (fax) TTY: 703-228-4611
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