Property taxes in Manassas Park are due Friday, but Manassas Park Treasurer Winnie O'Neal suggests heading down to city hall at least a day earlier to avoid long lines and other delays.
For people who pay in person at the treasurer's office, O'Neal asks that they bring all the appropriate paperwork.
"The longer people wait, the longer the lines will be if paying in person. Also, it is helpful if they bring the bill with them—it will expedite the process and keep the lines moving," she said.
Property taxes can also be paid online at on the Manassas Park City website.
Have your tax bill and an email address ready when paying online, city officials said.
Some people's possessions may qualify for a personal property tax relief under the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 if :
- They own passenger cars, motorcycles, pickup or panel trucks having a registered gross weight of less than 7,501 pounds.
- The vehicle is owned or leased by someone under a contract requiring that person to pay the personal property tax and be used 50 percent or less for business purposes.
- Motor homes, trailers and farm use vehicles do not qualify for tax relief.
Vehicle's may qualify for a Car Tax Relief if:
More than 50 percent of the mileage for the year is used as a business expense for Federal Income Tax purposes or reimbursed by an employer.
More than 50 percent of the depreciation associated with the vehicle is deducted as a business expense for Federal Income Tax purposes.
The cost of the vehicle is expensed pursuant to Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
- The vehicle is leased by an individual and the leasing company pays the tax without reimbursement from the individual.
Residents may qualify for high-mileage adjustments on their vehicles if the vehicle is valued through the NADA Price Guide.
Residents who think they have a high-mileage vehicle must submit third-party documentation that shows the mileage as of Jan. 1. An example of such documentation is a state inspection receipt or service center repair receipt.
This documentation needs to be legible in order for office to accept it and must be received by the Manassas Park Commissioner of the Revenue by Feb 15 each year. It must be filed every year for this deduction.
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