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Personal Property Tax FAQs

Who sets the Personal Property tax rate?
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The Board of Supervisors establishes the rate each year.
 

How is my automobile or truck appraised for tax purposes?
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The Commissioner's office uses the NADA valuation service as the basis for valuing   all vehicles in Mecklenburg County.  Each vehicle is assigned the Clean Loan Value.   
 
 
Why am I being taxed on a vehicle that I did not own on January 1st?
Assessments are based on ownership as of July 1 of the current tax year. 
 
 
What is the assessment cycle for businesses and mobile homes?
The assessment cycle is the County's  fiscal year which runs from July 1 through June   30 of the next year.
 
 
What should I do when I purchase or no longer own an automobile, motorcycle, truck, boat trailer, utility trailer, camper trailer, or  manufactured single wide?
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Notify our office and DMV
 
 
What should I do when I purchase or no longer own a boat?
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Notify our office and download the "NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE IN STATUS OF A NUMBERED VESSEL" form from the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.  For quickest service, FAX the completed form to their headquarters in Richmond.  You can also download the form by clicking here.
 
  
Does turning my tags in to DMV dispose of my vehicle?
No, it is necessary to let DMV know that your vehicle has been sold.
 
 
Does Mecklenburg County pro-rate taxes?
No
 
 
Do I need to notify the Commissioner of the Revenue when I start a business?
Yes, Please complete the "Business Registration Form" and mail, fax, or email back to our office.  We also encourage prospective businesses to contact the zoning office to check on    compliance with the zoning ordinance before building or opening a business.
 

When do I report Business Personal Property and Merchants Capital (inventory)  amounts?
These amounts are reported to the Commissioner's office by August 1st of each year.  Download the Business Return of Tangible Personal Property and Instructions.
 
 
 
What do I report for Business Personal Property?
Furniture, equipment, computer equipment and inventory for sale, are some of the   major items that must be reported.  Forms and instructions are mailed to you each year Download the Business Return of Tangible Personal Property and Instructions.
 
 
 
When do I report Machinery / Tools amounts?
These amounts are reported to the Commissioner's office by August 1st of each year.  Download the Business Return of Tangible Personal Property and Instructions.
 

What do I report for Machinery / Tools?
Report the original capitalized cost by date of purchases for all Machinery & Tools used in manufacturing, mining, processing or reprocessing, radio or television broadcasting, dairy, dry cleaning, or laundry business.  Forms and instructions are mailed to you each year.  You may also download the Business Return of Tangible Personal Property and Instructions.
 
 
What are the current depreciation factors and tax rates for 2016-2017?
Download the Depreciation Factors and Tax Rates for 2016-2017.

 
 
Q
If I move out of Mecklenburg County to another locality within Virginia, what must I  do?
First, notify DMV, providing them with your move date and the new garage   jurisdiction.  Second, notify our office and third, contact the locality you have moved to  and provide them with your vehicle information.
 
 
What do I need to do if I buy or sell a vehicle out of state?
You need to notify our office as well as DMV.  Please bring a bill of sale showing your sale  or purchase amount as well as the seller's and purchaser's name and address to our office.   You will need to provide DMV with the same information. 
 
 
What do I need to do if my address changes?
Complete a "Change of Address” form. Click here to download change of address form.
 

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