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COMMISSIONER OF THE REVENUE DESCRIPTION The Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue is required by Section 15.2-1600 of the Code of Virginia. The Commissioner of the Revenue is an elected official whose responsibilities are to assess individual personal property, business personal property, and machinery and tools for taxation and issue City business licenses and administer special taxes on meals, lodging, cigarettes, and admissions. The Office also processes state income and estimated tax returns, assesses public service corporations, maintains the City’s personal property record and assessment books, enforces City business license codes, and assists individuals and businesses with tax and license inquiries, as well as with income and estimated tax inquiries. FY 2019 ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Assessed all personal property and other local taxes in accordance with the Code of Virginia and Suffolk City Code.

Achieved 100% compliance with the Auditor of Public Accounts.

Responded to all customer inquiries within one business day.

Maintained certification with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

Maintained membership of all eligible deputies in the Career Development Program of the Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.

Successfully implemented the RBS software package for assessing local taxes.

FY 2020 OBJECTIVES 

To assess all personal property and other local taxes in accordance with the Code of Virginia and Suffolk City Code. (Civic Engagement and Responsive City Services)

To achieve 100% audit compliance with the Commonwealth of Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts. (Civic Engagement and Responsive City Services)

To respond to all customer inquiries and initiate resolutions to problems within one business day. (Civic Engagement and Responsive City Services)

To enroll all eligible deputies in the Career Development Program of the Commissioners of Revenue Association of Virginia. (Civic Engagement and Responsive City Services)

STATISTICS/PERFORMANCE MEASURES Number of Tax Accounts: Meals Lodging Admissions Business Licenses

CY 16 Actual

CY 17 Actual

CY 18 Actual

363 16 9 5,627

384 16 7 5,821

359 19 5 5,816

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Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget  

Adopted FY20 Operating and Capital Budget