Deadline for Albemarle County Business License Filing is March 1

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02/28/2018 Release from Albemarle County:

Renewal applications for Business, Professional, Occupational Licenses (BPOL) are due tomorrow, Thursday, March 1, 2018.

If you are engaged in a business, trade, or occupation in Albemarle County, and your annual gross receipts are greater than $25,000, you are required to obtain a BPOL license. We encourage you to renew your business license and make your payment online at www.albemarlecountytaxes.org/business.

The Finance Department would like to remind business owners of the following recent tax law changes:

  • A 10 percent late filing penalty will apply to all businesses that fail to file license renewal applications by March 1.
  • Businesses with gross receipts greater than $25,000 but less than $100,000, or license taxes based on a flat rate must submit a flat license fee of $50 or the applicable flat rate along with their application by March 1. Businesses with gross receipts of at least $100,000 that are subject to a rate-based license tax must pay by June 15.

For questions or assistance completing your 2018 business filing forms, contact the Albemarle County Finance Department:

  • By e-mail: albemarlecountyfinance@albemarle.org
  • By phone: (434) 296-5851, option 3
  • In person: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday at the Revenue Administration Office, located in Room 133 on the first floor of the County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville