The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Alexandria for Dec. 10, until 2 p.m. City government services and facilities are open as scheduled for Dec. 10. City employees may take unscheduled leave if necessary; however, emergency personnel should report as scheduled. Courts in the Alexandria City Courthouse (520 King Street) are open as scheduled. Alexandria City Public Schools are closed today.
All individuals, partnerships or corporations engaged in the business of renting daily rental property are classified as retail merchants for City business license tax purposes. Such merchants, if they meet the definition of a short-term rental business, must collect from consumers a tax on all daily rentals in lieu of a Personal Property Tax on the property. The Daily Rental Tax is levied as a percentage of gross receipts, based on the rate set by City Council on May 5 each year. Every entity collecting the tax must file a short-term (daily) rental application by January 31 each year and report and pay taxes quarterly. All new short-term rental businesses must file within 30 days of the business start date.