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Old 10-30-2015, 11:04 PM
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Hi there.

I'm relocating to Alexandria in a few months and I'm planning ahead. I know that Alexandria has a car tax, yearly, and I'm just trying to calculate the cost (and no, I'm not trying to avoid it!)

I read on the website:
3. Vehicles valued at $25,001 and higher will receive PPTRA relief of 40% on the first $20,000 of assessed value. (Maximum relief of $400)

The Vehicle Personal Property Tax rate approved in the FY 2016 budget is $5 per $100 of assessed value.

So am I to assume my tax on a $30,135 value car is $1100? Did I do the math right here?

Thank you!
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Old 10-31-2015, 04:35 AM
Location: Alexandria, VA, USA
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Unfortunately, it is correct.

The wording (maximum relief is $400) is misleading, since less than this amount pertains to less than full year situations...
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:23 AM
Location: Savannah, GA
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I have always wondered where they get the value of the vehicle. Is it blue book, some other arbitrary number? I know I just paid around $230 for the six months for my truck and I think its probably 15-18k value wise. We are definitely looking at higher personal property taxes in Alexandria City. Also, do take into equation the city decal - $33 and parking sticker for your district, if you need one - $30 IIRC.
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Old 11-05-2015, 06:28 PM
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The counties use NADA guide values. $500 a year for an $18K car sounds about right. The taxes on cars that are worth less than $20K are "relieved" at a pretty high rate so it's mostly a tax on the wealthy (who not always, but often drive nicer cars).

The car tax is also deductible if you itemize.
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Old 11-06-2015, 06:29 AM
Location: Cheektowaga, NY
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