NOTE: Click on any of the highlighted revenue categories below to see the revenue summary for that category or click on the link above to view all revenue summaries and explanations. Click on any highlighted number for notes. See below for a chart of year-to-date changes for selected revenue categories.
|General Property Taxes|
|Real Property Taxes||$295,518,893||$296,281,111||$303,545,273||$151,088,560||51.0%||$143,646,816||5%|
|Personal Property Taxes||36,023,945||31,300,000||31,700,000||30,784,086||98.4%1||33,108,254||-7%|
|Penalties and Interest||1,939,225||1,870,000||1,870,000||750,526||40.1%||1,037,240||-28%|
|Total Gen. Property Taxes||$333,482,063||$329,451,111||$337,115,273||$182,623,172||55.4%||$177,792,310||3%|
|Other Local Taxes|
|Local Sales and Use Tax||$21,679,635||$24,050,000||$23,500,000||$9,558,885||39.7%||$8,016,947||19%2|
|Consumer Utility Taxes||10,409,248||10,600,000||10,500,000||5,165,144||48.7%||5,214,337||-1%|
|Communication Sales and Use Tax||11,268,560||11,800,000||11,400,000||4,632,815||39.3%||4,903,653||-6%|
|Business License Taxes||30,527,956||30,100,000||30,500,000||1,796,760||6.0%||2,028,025||-11%|
|Transient Lodging Taxes||10,592,806||11,000,000||11,000,000||5,049,284||45.9%||4,995,314||1%|
|Restaurant Meals Tax||14,912,796||15,200,000||15,200,000||7,252,178||47.7%||7,158,865||1%|
|Motor Vehicle License Tax||3,085,288||3,200,000||3,200,000||2,730,117||85.3%||2,598,203||5%|
|Real Estate Recordation||3,206,705||3,100,000||3,800,000||1,819,982||58.7%||1,555,946||17%|
|Other Local Taxes||2,765,510||2,730,000||2,730,000||454,754||16.7%||429,960||6%|
|Total Other Local Taxes||$112,271,370||$115,930,000||$115,830,000||$40,561,123||35.0%||$38,861,204||4%|
|Revenue from the Federal Government||$8,919,582||$7,883,381||$7,868,360||$3,307,022||41.9%||$3,094,527||7%|
|Personal Property Tax Relief from the Commonwealth||23,578,531||23,578,531||23,578,531||22,399,604||95.0%||22,399,604||0%|
|Revenue from the Commonwealth||20,597,014||22,314,591||20,264,864||11,002,105||49.3%||11,416,631||-4%|
|Total Intergovernmental Revenues||$53,095,127||$53,776,503||$51,711,755||$36,708,731||68.3%||$36,910,762||-1%|
|Other Governmental Revenues And Transfers In|
|Fines and Forfeitures||$4,116,453||$4,781,325||$4,283,550||$2,247,534||47.0%||$2,151,491||4%|
|License and Permits||4,827,422||5,367,759||4,730,836||2,691,838||50.1%||2,715,959||-1%|
|Charges for City Services||12,404,166||12,852,808||13,141,634||7,183,664||55.9%||6,309,485||14%3|
|Revenue from Use of Money & Property||4,433,015||3,859,476||3,199,240||1,975,340||51.2%||3,154,338||-37%4|
|Transfer from Other Funds||2,223,910||1,301,560||1,301,560||-||0.0%||-||0%|
|Total Other Government Revenues||$29,070,095||$28,948,915||$27,384,820||$14,435,872||49.9%||$14,666,512||-2%|
|Appropriated Fund Balance|
|Reappropriation of FY 2009
Encumbrances and Other
- Personal Property Tax: Revenues collected to date represent 98.4 percent of budgeted revenue. As indicated in the FY 2011 Proposed Budget, preliminary collections to date indicate revenues may exceed the budget by $0.4 million. Any State reduction in its personal property tax relief subsidy would not occur until FY 2011.
- Local Sales and Use Taxes: The substantial increase in sales tax revenue is primarily related to one-time repayments in the prior year (FY 2009) to Fairfax County of $1.5 million for sales tax collections from businesses with an Alexandria address that are actually located in Fairfax County. Excluding one-time repayments, year-over-year retail sales from July through December are flat.
- Charges for City Services: Increase in this category is largely due to greater year-to-date collections from parking meter receipts, refuse user charges, and ambulance fees.
- Revenue from the Use of Money and Property: Continued decreased revenue in this category reflects the extremely low interest rates budgeted and earned on City operating funds, which are conservatively invested for safety and liquidity reasons.
- Year-to-Date Revenues: As of January 31, 2010, actual General Fund revenues totaled $274.3 million, which is 2.3 percent above FY 2009 revenues of $268.2 million for the same period last year. The FY 2011 budget contains a revised estimate for FY 2010 revenues. That estimate shows a revenues shortfall of $7.0 million or 1.3 percent compared to the original FY 2010 budget estimate of General Fund revenues of $530 million, primarily due to lower real property revenues (due to lower assessments than previously forecast) and lower intergovernmental revenues. The revenue estimate shown in Online Reference 2 also includes a 7 cent tax increase from 90.3 cents per $100 to 97.3 cents per $100 which would generate a net budget surplus of approximately $3.9 million.