Business Personal Property Tax

Filing Return of Business Tangible Property Online

Beginning 1/1/2021 we are pleased to offer you the ability to file your Business Tangible Property Return online. In order to do so, you must have the complete account number and business start date. This information can be found at top right hand corner of the paper return you received in the mail. If you did not receive or cannot locate your paper return please contact our office at 434-970-3170 or at citycorbiz@charlottesville.gov.  If you are ready to file your return online please click the link below.

File your online Return of Business Tangible Property

Tangible

All businesses located in the City of Charlottesville are required to file an itemized list of all equipment utilized in the business as of January 1 of the current year. This list must be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue on or before January 31 each year. Failure to do so will result in a personal property tax assessment being made based on the best information available (58.1 -3519 Code of VA). Businesses who have previously filed will receive a pre-printed return containing the previous year’s information. Review the Business Personal Property and Asset Lists - How to File (PDF) for help filing.

Assessment

The tax rate is $4.20 per $100 of assessed value. The business personal property tax will be billed in two installments. The first installment will be due June 5. The second installment will be due December 5.

Don’t forget to include an asset list with your return.  Feel free to use the Sample Fixed Asset/Leased Equipment Schedule (PDF) for assistance. The Return of Business Personal Property (PDF) may be printed and mailed to the Commissioner’s Office at:
Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 2964
Charlottesville, VA  22902 

AgeAssessment Ratio
1 Year Old25% of Cost
2 Years Old22.5% of Cost
3 Years Old20% of Cost
4 Years Old17.5% of Cost
5 Years Old15% of Cost
6 Years Old12.5% of Cost
7 Years Old and Older10% of Cost


Machinery & Tools Tax

All manufacturers located in the City of Charlottesville are required to file an itemized list of equipment utilized in the manufacturing process as of January 1 of the current year. This list must be filed with the Commissioner of the Revenue on or before January 31 each year. Failure to do so will result in a machinery and tools assessment being made based on the best information available (58.1 -3519 Code of VA). Manufacturers who have previously filed will receive a pre-printed return containing the previous year’s information.

Assessment

The tax rate is $4.20 per $100 of assessed value. The machinery and tools tax will be billed in two installments. The first installment will be due June 5. The second installment will be due December 5.

Don’t forget to include an asset list with your return.  Feel free to use the Sample Fixed Asset/Leased Equipment Schedule for help. The Return of Machinery and Tools (PDF) may be printed and mailed to the Commissioner’s Office at:
Charlottesville Commissioner of the Revenue
P.O. Box 2964
Charlottesville, VA  22902

AgeAssessment Ratio
1 Year Old25% of Cost
2 Years Old22.5% of Cost
3 Years Old20% of Cost
4 Years Old17.5% of Cost
5 Years Old15% of Cost
6 Years Old12.5% of Cost
7 Years Old and Older10% of Cost

For More Information

For further information, call 434-970-3170 or email the Business License Tax Office.