- More than 50% of the mileage for the year is used as a business expense for Federal Income Tax purposes OR reimbursed by an employer;
- More than 50% of the depreciation associated with the vehicle is deducted as a business expense for Federal Income Tax;
- The cost of the vehicle is expensed pursuant to Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Service Code; or
- The vehicle is leased by an individual and the leasing company pays the tax without reimbursement from the individual.
You are required to certify to Stafford County that your vehicle qualifies to receive car tax relief. Therefore, it is important that you file with the office of the Commissioner of the Revenue when you purchase a vehicle. You should also notify the office upon any change in use.
It is important to carefully read and respond to any information you receive regarding your vehicle. This information may be included on items such as personal property tax filings, decal applications or tax bills.
If your vehicle is improperly qualified or you are uncertain whether your vehicle would be eligible for car tax relief because it is used part of the time for business purposes, contact us at (540) 658-4132.