Tax rates are changing in Prince William County.
On Tuesday, the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) passed the fiscal 2022 budget.
The computer and peripherals tax rate for businesses is increasing from $1.35 per $100 of assessed value to $1.50 per $100.
A cigarette tax of $0.40 a pack will also be carried out, according to a release from the Office of Communications.
Prince William County’s fire levy tax will remain at $0.08 per $100 of assessed value.
In fiscal 2022, the real estate tax rate is decreasing from $1.125 per $100 of assessed value to $1.115. On average, real estate tax bills are expected to rise $286.
Parks and transportation referendum projects and the revenue sharing agreement between the county and school system are among the items the budget supports.
Funding provided to Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) is increasing by 4.9 percent – $30.5 million – from fiscal 2021.
Officials are also allocating funds for a Child Advocacy Center that will look into and address cases of child abuse, and to expand the Co-Responder program are among the items the budget supports. Run by Prince William County Community Services and the police department, the Co-Responder program aims to assist individuals who are facing a mental health crisis.
The budget is also supporting the body worn camera program, which is extending to the Sheriff’s Office.
Additional details about the spending plan can be found on the county’s website.