Is there a penalty for filing a tax return late?
Yes. A late filing penalty of 10% of the tax assessed is imposed and added to the tax bill for returns filed after the deadline. If the assessed tax is less than $10 the late filing penalty is imposed in the amount of the tax. A late filing penalty in the amount of $10 is imposed for assessed tax between $10-$100.

If a vehicle is registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) indicating that a Caroline County jurisdiction or you filed a return last year, there will be a form set mailed to you detailing each motor vehicle, trailer or boat filed the previous year. The preprinted information on these forms should be changed if incorrect.

"I didn't get the form" does not excuse the late filing penalty. If you do not receive the forms, contact the Commissioner of the Revenue Office.

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1. Who has to pay personal property tax?
2. What is considered taxable personal property?
3. What is the personal property tax based on?
4. Who sets the personal property tax rate?
5. How is personal property assessed?
6. Is Caroline County a prorating locality?
7. How does proration affect me?
8. Does it matter if I buy or sell my vehicle within the beginning or end of the month?
9. When must I file a tax return on my personal property?
10. Is there a penalty for filing a tax return late?
11. What happens if I don't file a personal property return?
12. My personal property tax bill reads “DELINQUENT TAXES,” what does this mean?
13. What happens if I sell a vehicle during the year?
14. What happens if I move out of Caroline County?
15. What happens if I move into Caroline County from another Virginia county during the year?
16. When is my personal property tax payment due?
17. Is there a penalty for paying my personal property tax late?
18. What is a supplemental bill?
19. I recently purchased a new vehicle, how do I register it in the County?
20. What are my tax obligations if I am on active military duty maintaining Caroline County as my legal residence?
21. As an active duty member of the military will I be taxed for personal property in Caroline County if I maintain a legal domicile in a state other than Virginia?
22. At the dealership, I paid them to register my vehicle with DMV. Was my car registered with Caroline County as well?
23. Does my vehicle qualify for the high mileage reduction on personal property vehicles?
24. Does my vehicle qualify for the Car Tax Relief?