Office offers tax adjustment events

Published 8:26 pm Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Suffolk Commissioner of the Revenue, Susan Draper, is offering citizens the opportunity to lower their personal property tax bill for 2017 by offering two drive-through high mileage adjustment events on Saturday mornings.

The first event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 29 in the main parking lot of City Hall, 442 W. Washington St. The second event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 in the parking lot of the North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Road.

If you own a passenger car or light duty truck that has high mileage, you may be eligible for a reduction in your tax. The reduction is based on NADA mileage tables. You must have more than 15,000 miles per year to receive any benefit. The greater the number of miles per year, the greater the benefit will be.

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The vehicle registration must be presented for the drive-through events. The reduction does not apply to motorcycles, motor homes, large trucks, trailers or vehicles older than 1998 models.

The drive through option is offered as a convenience to those residents that cannot access the commissioner of the revenue’s office during normal office hours. You may get an adjustment at any time during the year by submitting documentation that shows both the amount of mileage and the VIN number of a vehicle. Approved documentation includes a vehicle inspection receipt or a receipt for any type of service to your vehicle, such as an oil change, that shows the required information. Documentation may be brought into the office, faxed, mailed or emailed.