The 2019 Personal Property Tax ("Car Tax") and Business Personal Property Tax bills were due Monday, October 7, 2019. A new City ordinance passed in August 2016 requires an additional late payment penalty on personal property bills that remain unpaid after 60 days. The additional penalty amount is 15 percent of the unpaid tax and will be applied on December 5, 2019. A statutory 10 percent penalty is already required on all bills remaining unpaid after the due date. The 15 percent penalty applied on December 5 will be in addition to the 10 percent. Please note that the so called “super penalty” only applies to personal property taxes. Avoid late payment penalties by paying on time!
2019-2020 Vehicle Decal
The 2019-2020 blue City decal was mailed in your Personal Property Tax bills. The decals should be placed on your windshield by November 15, 2019. Learn more.
Coin Acceptance Policy
In order to maintain efficient operation of the office, the Treasurer's Office will not accept unrolled coins in excess of 50 coins on a given business day for any debts owed to the City by a citizen or business. A maximum of 20 rolls (rolled coin) will be accepted on a given business day. Learn more about the coin acceptance policy.
Online Bill Pay
The Falls Church Treasurer's Office now offers online bill payment! In partnership with Invoice Cloud™, a web-based online bill service, the Treasurer's Office provides residents an easy and convenient method to view and pay bills online.
The Treasurer's Office is excited to offer citizens another way to pay their tax bills: text message. Pay by Text customers can make payments anytime, anywhere on their mobile phone. Customers will receive text alerts when their bill is ready.
On July 8, 2019, the City Council voted to approve changes to the City’s Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Program that were recommended by the City Treasurer and a Tax Relief Working Group. The changes - which are retroactive to July 1, 2019 - will reduce the real estate tax burden for qualifying candidates and revise the application timeline, among other adjustments.
In 2018, the City Manager appointed a working group to study the City’s current Tax Relief Program, review similar programs in neighboring jurisdictions, and provide recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2020 budget process. The Tax Relief Working Group met for over a year and proposed several changes to offer additional assistance to qualifying residents 65 years and older or persons with permanent and total disabilities.
The adopted changes include increasing the program’s maximum tax benefit to 100% for applicants earning 40% or less of the HUD Area Median Income (AMI), eliminating interest on all deferred taxes accrued on or after July 1, 2019, reducing the program’s exemption asset limit from $540,000 to $400,000, and move the tax relief program from a calendar year to fiscal year basis to align with the real estate tax billing cycle.