Loudoun County is assuming responsibility for billing, collecting and administering real estate taxes for five of Loudoun County’s seven incorporated towns: Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg and Round Hill. The change in process will be effective January 1, 2019, for real estate taxes. The towns of Hamilton and Purcellville are not participating in the new process.
Under the new centralized system, residents and businesses in Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg and Round Hill will no longer receive two separate bills with separate due dates for county and town property taxes. Instead, residents and businesses will receive one bill listing both the county and town taxes. This will result in taxpayers making a single payment made payable to the County of Loudoun. Collection, billing and administering of both county and town real estate taxes will be effective with the first half real estate tax bill due June 5, 2019.
The Treasurer’s Office will process the tax payments and remit the appropriate amount to each town. The Treasurer’s Office will also undertake any collection efforts for accounts which may become delinquent after the January 1, 2019, effective date. The towns will continue with delinquent collection efforts for any real estate taxes due for 2018 and for years prior to 2018.
When the Board of Supervisors approved the county’s assumption of the tax process for the five towns, the Board also voted to eliminate the county’s vehicle decal display requirement. The vehicle decal fee was eliminated. However the $25 annual vehicle license fee will continue to be collected. With the transition from decals to license fees, Project Fairness – an enforcement method for vehicle decals – has been eliminated. The responsibility for personal property tax enforcement has moved to the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office.
Beginning January 1, 2020, the county will assume the billing, collecting and administering of personal property taxes in the five towns.
More information about taxes in Loudoun County may be found at www.loudoun.gov/taxes.
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