Do I have to pay Personal Property Taxes if I am active duty military?
The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), a federal act, sets forth that any person in the military service is exempt from taxation by all states except their home state or political subdivision. Vehicles registered in the name of the active military person only, are exempt from Personal Property Taxes. If a vehicle is jointly owned, and the spouse or other person named is non-military, the vehicle is taxable.

The Military Spouses Residency Relief Act, effective November 11, 2009, amends the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Spouses of active duty military members who have vehicles titled in their name or jointly with the service member may be exempt from personal property tax if certain conditions are met. Please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue at 757-926-8657 for more information.

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1. What are Personal Property Taxes?
2. How do I know if I should be paying Personal Property Taxes?
3. How is my vehicle assessed?
4. What is the Personal Property Tax rate?
5. Do I have to pay Personal Property Taxes if I am active duty military?
6. I am in the military and lease a vehicle. Am I taxable?
7. When are Personal Property Taxes due?
8. What if I am late paying my Personal Property Taxes?
9. I want to pay my Personal Property Taxes, but I find myself in financial straits at this time. What can I do?
10. I just sold my vehicle. What do I have to do?
11. I just moved to Newport News, what do I have to do?
12. I just moved out of Newport News to another city / county, what do I have to do?
13. I just moved out of Newport News to another state, what do I have to do?
14. How does the Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998 (PPTRA) affect me?