BPOL taxes; repeals local business taxes. (HB2205)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


BPOL taxes; repeal. Repeals local business license (BPOL) taxes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094509508
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Finance
01/17/2009Impact statement from TAX (HB2205)
01/20/2009Assigned Finance sub: 1
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Finance


Eddie Graves writes:

I am a Stafford County Business Owner and I'm in favor of repealing this BPOL tax that was just passed in Stafford County. Hundreds of business (including myself) were present at the Supervisors meeting last year to appose, however the Supervisors passed it anyway. Our supervisors did not fully understand how this BPOL worked as it was apparent on video. It was actually an embarassment to everyone in the room as how this meeting was conducted. It was so popular that it made it on YouTube. Small business is struggling in Stafford County and this tax would just pose more burden on our abilities to be profitable. We have been doing business in Stafford County since 1999 and just last year started to see an improved bottom line. The $200,000 exemption that they passed is an insult as anybody running a small business knows that $200,000 doesn't even cover payroll.

Many business are affraid of going out of business when this takes effect in 2010. The Stafford County residents rely on small business in their daily lives and as this economy worsens, this will only pore salt on the wound.

I respectfully ask you to repeal this BPOL tax. You may contact me via email for further comment.

Regards, Eddie Graves - Stafford County Business Owner.