Treasurer

Responsibilities
Responsibilities of the Treasurer's Office include tax billing and the collection, safeguarding, and disbursement of all city funds. The Treasurer works closely with the Commissioner of the Revenue, the Real Estate Assessor, and the Department of Finance to help ensure the best possible service to citizens.

Personal Property Tax 


The 2019 Personal Property Tax ("Car Tax") and Business Personal Property Tax bills are due Monday, October 7, 2019. A new City ordinance passed in August 2016 requires an additional late payment penalty on personal property bills that remain unpaid after 60 days. The additional penalty amount is 15 percent of the unpaid tax and will be applied on December 5, 2019. A statutory 10 percent penalty is already required on all bills remaining unpaid after the due date. The 15 percent penalty applied on December 5 will be in addition to the 10 percent. Please note that the so called “super penalty” only applies to personal property taxes. Avoid late payment penalties by paying on time!

Coin Acceptance Policy


In order to maintain efficient operation of the office, the Treasurer's Office will not accept unrolled coins in excess of 50 coins on a given business day for any debts owed to the City by a citizen or business. A maximum of 20 rolls (rolled coin) will be accepted on a given business day. Learn more about the coin acceptance policy.

Online Bill Pay


The Falls Church Treasurer's Office now offers online bill payment! In partnership with Invoice Cloud, a web-based online bill service, the Treasurer's Office provides residents an easy and convenient method to view and pay bills online.

Pay Bills by Text


The Treasurer's Office is excited to offer citizens another way to pay their tax bills: text message. Pay by Text customers can make payments anytime, anywhere on their mobile phone. Customers will receive text alerts when their bill is ready. 

The City's Pay by Text vendor, InvoiceCloud, has two videos you can watch which explains how the payment system works and how you can register for the payment service. 

Real Estate Tax Relief Program Changes

On July 8, 2019, the City Council voted to approve changes to the City’s Tax Relief for Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities Program that were recommended by the City Treasurer and a Tax Relief Working Group. The changes - which are retroactive to July 1, 2019 - will reduce the real estate tax burden for qualifying candidates and revise the application timeline, among other adjustments.

In 2018, the City Manager appointed a working group to study the City’s current Tax Relief Program, review similar programs in neighboring jurisdictions, and provide recommendations for the Fiscal Year 2020 budget process. The Tax Relief Working Group met for over a year and proposed several changes to offer additional assistance to qualifying residents 65 years and older or persons with permanent and total disabilities.

The adopted changes include increasing the program’s maximum tax benefit to 100% for applicants earning 40% or less of the HUD Area Median Income (AMI), eliminating interest on all deferred taxes accrued on or after July 1, 2019, reducing the program’s exemption asset limit from $540,000 to $400,000, and move the tax relief program from a calendar year to fiscal year basis to align with the real estate tax billing cycle.

Visit the Tax Relief Page for more information.

Revised 2019 Tax Relief Applications


Amended 2019 Tax Relief Application Packets for Real Estate and Personal Property taxes were mailed on July 26, 2019. The revised applications reflect the changes to the Tax Relief Ordinance that went into effect on July 1, 2019. 

All new and current participants must submit a new application on or before September 15, 2019 in order to receive tax relief on their next real estate tax bill. Participants are required to submit their 2018 income tax return and all accompanying schedules, W-2s and 1099s along with their application. 

Part of the ordinance change includes a move to align the application year with the City's real estate billing cycle. Therefore, the application due date will remain September 15 each year going forward. 

Initial Applications


If this is your first time applying for tax relief, please select the appropriate Initial Application form based on your status from one of four designations: an Elderly and/or Disabled Resident (age 65 or older), a Disabled Veteran, a Surviving Spouse of a Disabled Veteran, or a Surviving Spouse of a Service Member Killed in Action. 


Annual Re-Certification Forms



If you qualified for and received tax relief last year, please select the appropriate Re-Certification Form based on your status from one of three designations: an Elderly and/or Disabled Resident, a Disabled Veteran or their Surviving Spouse, or a Surviving Spouse of a Service Member Killed in Action.

If you have any questions, please contact the Treasurer’s Office at 703-248-5046 (TTY 711) or treasurer@fallschurchva.gov.

Jody Acosta


Jody Acosta, elected in July 2014, is the Treasurer for Falls Church. Treasurer Acosta is an independent constitutional officer who answers directly to the voters of Falls Church. The office is partially funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia for the performance of state responsibilities, such as the collection and transmission of state income taxes and other state funds.