Did you finish your taxes on time?
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
You can pay by mail, online or in person at the McCoart building.
Don't forget: personal property taxes for Prince William County residents are due on or before Oct. 5, 2012. Residents can pay their tax by check in the mail, online using eCheck, via phone using a credit card or in person at the county’s tax administration office at the McCoart Administration Building at 7 County Complex Ct. in Woodbridge. To access the eCheck system online, visit http://www.pwcgov.org/tax. “In addition, taxes can be paid using your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card. This service is available via phone at 1-888-2PAY-TAX or online at http://www.officialpayments.com, for an additional service fee that will be added to your charge for use of this service,” said a release from Prince William County …
Friday, July 13, 2012
President Obama wants to extend tax cuts only to those making less than $250,000.
As President Barack Obama prepares to visit Fairfax County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, on Saturday, members of Congress are debating whether to heed his call to extend a Bush-era tax cut to families making less than $250,000. Republicans want to see that cut applied to all, including families making more than $250,000. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who represents Virginia's 7th Congressional District, said he would schedule a vote later this month to extend the cuts to all, including the wealthy. Obama has said he would veto anything that includes tax cuts for all. Former Gov. Tim Kaine, a Democrat and friend of the president, disagrees with Obama on the cut-off point. Instead of just extending the tax cuts for …
Saturday, February 18, 2012
We want the best. Are we willing to pay for it?
The recent announcement of a possible property tax increase at the February 14 Board of County Supervisors meeting wasn’t exactly embraced by the community. Immediately, complaints about higher taxes began to be voiced by the majority of residents in Prince William County, yet those complaints were heard while the chambers were filled with teachers protesting they are underpaid for the number of hours they work. The work of the county budget process is a mystery to most people. We generally follow the idea that a tax increase is bad, lower taxes are good, and ne’er the twain shall meet. That kind of logic has been a source of misery for the state, too. Virginia gas tax is ten cents lower than the national average and hasn’t changed since …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Homeowners would still see tax bills rise slightly as property values go up.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to advertise a real estate tax rate of $1.213 per $100 of assessed value for fiscal year 2012. The tax rate is down 2.3 cents from the 2011 rate, but the average tax bill for homeowners in the county will still rise by $93 per year if the rate is approved. The current rate of $1.236 per $100 of assessed value yields an average tax bill of $3,110, but with property values on the rise, the average tax bill is projected to go up to $3,204 at the advertised rate. The average tax bill under the proposed rate would still be 2 percent lower than in 2007, before the recession, and 7 percent lower than its peak in 2009. Additional revenue generated by the higher tax bills …