Taxpayer Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP helps Arlington taxpayers meet their real estate and vehicle personal property tax obligations by offering them the opportunity to apply for a short-term loan to cover their tax bill. Due to the COVID pandemic, we are keeping you safe with a contact-free TAP experience.

  • In a partnership with the Treasurer, John Marshall Bank offers taxpayers short-term loans without a credit check. Proceeds from the loan are paid directly to the Treasurer to satisfy your County tax bill.
  • You must complete the TAP application over the phone with a Treasurer’s Office staff member.
  • Any delinquent taxes or charges that you owe the County must be paid in full before your TAP application will be considered or included in the TAP loan if permitted by the Treasurer.
  • You pay the bank an up-front Origination Fee of 7.5 percent of the amount to be financed. This fee is less than the late-penalty payment that the Treasurer would, by law, impose upon you for a late tax payment.
  • The bank pays the Treasurer the entire tax amount.
  • You repay John Marshall Bank in 6 to 10 monthly installments.
  • If you make on-time payments, you won’t incur any other loan fees or interest.
  • You can have only one TAP loan outstanding at a time. If you want to finance both installments of your real estate tax, you must do so in the same loan.
  • All property owners must sign the application and loan documents.


For more information about TAP, email our Customer Service Team or call 703-228-3090.