Taxpayers may seek correction of local business tax assessments through the administrative process. The first step in the process is to appeal the assessment to the Commissioner of the Revenue by sending a letter detailing the nature of the appeal.
Requests for Appeal must be sent to:
Philip J. Kellam
Commissioner of the Revenue
2401 Courthouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
All requests for review will be acknowledged by the Commissioner's office when accepted. At that time, all collection activity will be suspended until the date of the Commissioner's Final Local Determination. Interest will continue to accrue until paid or abated.
Please visit the Department of Taxation's website for more information (linked on the right-hand side of this page) and search for document PD 00-2 pertaining to business tax appeals.
If you have additional questions regarding this procedure, please contact the Business License Division for assistance.
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