Some local tax rates may be changing.
County residents have a chance to share input on them and a proposed budget this week.
Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) Chair Ann Wheeler is proposing that the computer and peripherals tax rate increase from $1.25 per $100 of assessed value to $1.35, according to Wheeler’s newsletter, The Wheeler Report.
If approved, the tax would apply to computers and peripherals used by businesses, data centers and trades.
Raising the personal property license fees to $33 for vehicles and $20 for motorcycles are also part of Wheeler’s recommendation. The license fees are currently $24 for vehicles and $12 for motorcycles.
The real property tax rate is expected to remain at $1.125 per $100 of value.
County Executive Chris Martino has been directed by Wheeler to create a budget based on the current rate.
Wheeler explained in her newsletter that the action will affect funding for various areas, including Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS).
The Board is hosting public hearings on Tuesday and Thursday.
Martino will present his budget recommendation to the BOCS at a meeting that begins at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Community members may provide public comments for the Tuesday meeting in advance or sign up to speak remotely during Public Comment Time.
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a public hearing for the proposed budget and various taxes — not including the real property tax — will be held.
Comments may be submitted in advance, provided remotely or made in person. County residents can sign up to speak here.
A public hearing on the proposed real property tax begins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Those interested in providing comments beforehand, or speaking remotely or in person should sign up online.
Anyone who would like to sign up to speak at the 2 p.m. meeting or the hearings at 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m. must do so by 5 p.m. today.
The School Board’s budget will be presented and another public hearing on the proposed budget and fees is going to occur at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Between 6 p.m. today and 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the public can sign up to speak remotely during Public Comment Time, or speak in person or remotely during the public hearing through SpeakUp!