Business Tax

Business Tax is responsible for issuing all business and professional licenses, assessing both the business license and business personal property taxes, and maintaining all business license and business personal property records.

Page updated on Jun 3, 2021 at 2:25 PM

Opening a Business in the City?

See Alexandria's Tax Guide for New City BusinessesLicensing and Tax Guide for Non-Profit Organizations, and Events, Courses, and Resources for City Businesses.

Business Tax Portal

The City of Alexandria has created a new online business tax portal that allows businesses to securely access business tax accounts, view historical data, file tax returns and make payments online.

You can now file and pay your Business, Professional, and Occupational Licenses (BPOL) online using the Business Tax Portal! We hope you find this new feature helpful and welcome your feedback.

To access the portal, click the button below or visit

To link accounts, use the one-time PIN mailed to your business in early April, 2019 (your PIN can be retrieved any time by contacting the Business Tax Division at 703.746.4800) and your Business Account Number along with either your business’ Federal Employer Identification number or your Social Security number. Once the accounts are linked, you will be able to file and pay for taxes such as Business and Professional and Occupational Licenses (BPOL), Business Personal Property, Meals, Transient Lodging, and Admission taxes online. 

Please note, the PIN must be a 10-digit number. If you received a PIN with fewer than 10 digits, add zeros at the beginning of the PIN to reach 10 digits.

Business Tax Portal

Business License and Business Personal Property Taxes

Business License and Business Personal Property Tax Forms

Business License Renewal Forms

The 2021 Business License Renewal forms can be filed online and the preprinted renewals are mailed to license holders. Copies of the forms can be obtained from the online portal under correspondence of the license account.

Other Business-Related Taxes and Fees

Contact Us

For questions about operating a business in the City and the City's business license and business personal property taxes, contact:

Business Tax
301 King St., Suite 1700
Alexandria, VA 22314

For questions about any other business-related tax, please see the page for that tax as listed above or in the Alexandria Tax Guide.