Laws & Taxes

Laws & Taxes

Former Virginia Short Sale Specialist Sentenced to Prison for Mortgage and Tax Fraud

An Ashburn, Virginia, resident was sentenced to prison today for mortgage and tax fraud, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente of the Eastern District of Virginia.

City of Alexandria Launches Online Real Estate Taxpayer Receipt

The City of Alexandria has launched a new online Real Estate Taxpayer Receipt to help real estate taxpayers better understand what percentage of revenue funds each programmatic area of City spending. “This new online tool provides one more way for taxpayers and all Alexandria stakeholders to learn about how City government raises and spends money to help meet community needs,” said City Manager Mark B. Jinks.

Alexandria First Half Real Estate Taxes and Refuse Fees Due June 15

2015 first half real estate tax and refuse fee payments are due Monday, June 15. Late payment penalty and interest will be assessed on all accounts not paid by the due date. The City encourages taxpayers to avoid waiting in line by using one of the alternate payment methods offered by the City.

SEEC Statement on the Clean Water Rule

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) finalized the Clean Water Rule. SEEC Members released the following statement:

Former Short Sale Specialist Convicted of Mortgage and Tax Fraud

An Ashburn, Virginia resident was convicted today by a federal jury on 13 charges related to mortgage fraud, passing fictitious financial instruments, and tax fraud, the Department of Justice announced.

Alexandria First Half Real Estate Tax Bills Mailed

The City of Alexandria has mailed bills for the first half 2015 real estate tax and refuse fee to all property owners and/or mortgage companies. The 2015 real estate tax rate is $1.043 per $100 of assessed value.

Arlington Cuts Real Estate Tax Late Payment Penalty

The Arlington County Board today voted to lower the late payment penalty for real estate taxes from 10 percent to 5 percent for the first 30 days after the due date. The penalty for delinquent real estate taxes not paid within 30 days following the due date will remain unchanged at 10 percent

Arlington County Board: No Tax Rate Increase in CY 2015

The Arlington County Board today indicated it will not raise property tax rates for Calendar Year 2015 when it adopts the Fiscal Year 2016 Budget on Tuesday, April 21. All five Board members indicated during the final budget work session that they will vote for no tax rate increase.

Warner, Kaine call for nationwide examination of tax lien programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined Senator Ron Wyden and nine other Senators in urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to examine the protections for consumers facing tax liens and foreclosure in light of consumer abuses revealed in recent media reports

Robert Hurt Statement Following Committee Hearing Examining Legislative Proposal To End Taxpayer Bailouts Of...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - July 19, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the below statement following the Financial Services Committee hearing examining the Protecting American Taxpayers And Homeowners Act, a legislative proposal to create a sustainable housing system

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Arlington County Board Approves Redevelopment of Former Bob Peck Site

Ballston project incorporates office buildings, affordable housing, ground-floor retail, townhouses ARLINGTON, Va.– The Arlington County Board today approved a mixed-use project for the last unplanned...

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Warner Presses Federal Agencies on Patch Management in Wake of WannaCry

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and co-founder of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus, wrote to Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly, asking what steps the federal government has taken to ensure that federal IT and contractor systems have installed critical security updates to defend against the WannaCry ransomware that has attacked and disabled hundreds of thousands of computers in 150 countries since Friday.