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City Notifies F.C. Residents of Real Estate, Property Tax Pre-Payments

With the passage of the new federal tax reform legislation Wednesday, the City of Falls Church’s Treasurer’s Office announced that citizens may make pre-payments on their real estate and personal property taxes.

Pre-payments are accepted for real estate and personal property taxes. Payments will be marked as received in 2017 if they are delivered to the Treasurer’s Office (300 Park Ave., Falls Church, VA 22046) by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, according to the office of City Treasurer Jody Acosta.

“Because Falls Church bills for real estate taxes on a fiscal year basis, taxpayers already have the amount of their installment payment that is due on June 5, 2018 — it was on the bill they received in November,” the statement noted. “The installment due in June 2018 may be paid at any time, but tax payments will be recorded as received in 2017 only if they are delivered to the Treasurer’s office by 5 p.m. on December 29, 2017.”

Acosta added that “taxpayers may also pre-pay their December 2018 real estate tax installment,” saying, “They should estimate the tax amount based on the installment due on June 5, 2018, as the January 1, 2018 assessment data is not available yet. If citizens need help estimating what their payment will be, they should contact the Treasurer’s Office for assistance. 703-248-5046 (TTY 711) or [email protected]

Residents may also pre-pay their personal property (car tax) bill if they choose to do so, Acosta added, noting, “There are caveats to this above information. The steps listed are guidelines on how to make a tax pre-payment, and should not be interpreted as tax advice. For information on how any tax pre-payment may affect an individual tax return, a tax attorney or other tax professional should be consulted.”