Proposal to Increase Threshold for Henrico Business License Taxes

By Terry Barrett, CPA, Tax Senior Manager

Proposal to Increase Threshold for Henrico Business License Taxes

By Terry Barrett, CPA, Tax Senior Manager | State and Local Tax Team

Henrico Considers Additional Measures to Assist County Businesses by Increasing Threshold for Business License Taxes (BPOL)

The Henrico County Board of Supervisors is considering a measure to provide additional assistance to County businesses.  This measure is not due to the COVID-19 pandemic but rather part of the County’s continuing efforts to help small businesses.

Increasing Henrico County’s Business License Taxes (BPOL)

The proposed measure is to increase the County’s threshold for business license taxes (BPOL) from $400,000 to $500,000, meaning businesses with gross receipts of $500,000 or less would not have to pay the County business license tax; those businesses with gross receipts in excess of $500,000 will be able to deduct that amount from their reportable receipts.

The County has raised the BPOL threshold two other times in recent years and estimates approximately 500 additional County businesses may be affected by this proposed change.  A public hearing on this business tax saving proposal will be held on April 28, 2020.

It is currently unclear whether the County will continue to move forward with this proposed increase in the BPOL tax threshold given budgetary uncertainties due to the cononavirus.  We will be providing updates on this issue as they become available.

Questions on local tax changes that may impact your business? We can help. Contact your Keiter representative or our State and Local tax teamEmail | 804.747.0000

Additional State and Local Tax Resources:

Resources for Virginia Businesses Navigating COVID-19

State Income Tax Changes for Businesses

It is that time of year: BPOL renewals

2020 Tax Planning Guide

COVID-19 Business Resource Library

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Terry Barrett

Terry Barrett, CPA, Tax Senior Manager

Terry Barrett specializes in state and local tax concerns for her clients. She has over 30 years of experience working in the public and private accounting sector. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University.

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