Business Taxes

Business Taxes

Most businesses located within Prince George County are subject to the Prince George County business license tax.

Prince George County levies a tax on tangible personal property used in a trade (all furniture, fixtures, equipment, including backhoes, cranes, generators, etc. hand and/or power tools, copiers and other office machines, computer equipment, including mainframe and personal computers, monitors, CPUs, business telephones, signs, and any other tangible personal property) located in Prince George County on January 1st. A Return of Business Tangible Personal Property must be filed by February 5th of each year.

All persons or corporations owning machinery and tools, unlicensed motor vehicles, and delivery equipment used in manufacturing, mining, water well drilling, processing or reprocessing, radio or television broadcasting, dairy, dry cleaning or laundry businesses located in Prince George County must file the Return of Machinery and Tools by February 5th of each year.

Prince George County has a tax on the purchase of all food and beverages served, sold or delivered for human consumption in the county in or from a food establishment, whether prepared in such food establishment or not or prepared by a caterer. The rate of this tax shall be 4 percent of the amount paid for such food.

For persons obtaining lodging from any public or private hotel, inn, hostelry, tourist home or house, tourist cabin, camping grounds, motel, rooming house or other lodging place within the county there is imposed a lodging tax in the amount of 7 percent of the total amount paid for room rental for lodging.

Commissioner of the Revenue

Darlene M Rowsey, MCR (804) 722-8740
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