Bob Wertz, Loudoun's Commissioner of the Revenue, announced that beginning on Monday, January 29, business owners will be able to renew and update their Business, Professional and Occupational License (BPOL) tax accounts online. Today, more than 17,000 business license renewals for 2007 were mailed to owners of businesses which are located in Loudoun County. This online service will give business owners a convenient new option to renew their business licenses. Business owners may still file by mail or by visiting one of the Commissioner of the Revenue's offices in Leesburg or Sterling. This service doesn't affect owners of businesses located within Loudoun's seven incorporated towns.
Commissioner Wertz stated, "My ultimate goal is to make it as hassle
free as possible for Loudoun County taxpayers to do business with my
office and meet filing requirements. Not only is it more convenient for
taxpayers who may want to take care of business outside our normal
operating hours, it maximizes available technology to more efficiently
Business owners who choose to file online should visit www.loudoun.gov/cor and select the "File 2007 Business License Tax Renewal" link. To access business license account information, taxpayers will enter an account number and business owner name from
their tax declaration. The business account will be retrieved and changes can be submitted and the license renewed. Payment can then be made to the Treasurer using a credit card or echeck. Once paid, the
license is mailed to the business owner; usually within ten days.
Wertz acknowledged, "I want to thank the county's Department of
Information Technology and my fine staff for contributing to making
Loudoun the first locality in the Commonwealth to provide online
business license renewals to citizens. I hope business owners and
citizens appreciate their efforts."