The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved today (Tuesday) giving taxpayers more time to file and pay their taxes.
Now, individuals and businesses in the county will have until June 1 to file their personal property tax returns. Additionally, the first half of payments for real estate taxes won’t be due until Aug. 8.
“Both these resolutions are intended to alleviate the negative impact threatened by the potential spread of COVID-19,” according to county documents.
“I’ve been asked a lot about this since a lot of folks in the county have found themselves without paychecks,” Chairman Jeff McKay said.
McKay said that people won’t accrue late fees for following the new deadlines.
By pushing the deadlines, the county will likely be delayed in receiving tax revenue, according to the county. However, county staff said that the benefits to the community by pushing the deadlines outweighs potential impacts on revenue.