Tappahannock Considers Hike In Business Tax

September 20, 2023 by News Staff

A Town of Tappahannock proposal to increase rates for the BPOL (Business, Professional and Occupational) tax drew the ire of a handful of Tappahannock business owners during the September 11 meeting of Town Council. The Rappahannock Times reports the proposal calls for rates to increase in business, personal, repair and other services from 35 cents for each $100 gross receipts to 36 cents for each $100 gross receipts; •Contractors and Contracting from 15 cents for each $100 gross receipts to 16 cents for each $100 gross receipts; •Retail Merchant rate would remain the same at 20 cents per $100 gross receipts; •Financial, Professional and Real Estate Service from 54 cents per $100 gross receipts to 58 cents per $100 gross receipts. The proposal could come up for a vote in November or December