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In 2007, the General Assembly approved a drastic increase in the grantors or home sellers tax to fund transportation projects in Northern Virginia within the new transportation funding package, HB 3202. The new law authorized the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to raise the tax from .10 cents/$100 to .50 cents/$100 or $5.00 per $1,000 of a homes sales price, bringing the tax on a $600,000 home in Northern Virginia from $600 to $3,000 when property owners sell their home.

We, the property owners of Northern Virginia, oppose the quintupling of the home sellers tax (a.k.a. the Congestion Relief Fee) as authorized by the General Assembly within HB 3202 and imposed by the NVTA on July 12th for the following reasons:

1. The home sellers tax to support future road construction is unjust. To assess home sellers an unusually large amount upon the sale of their Northern Virginia property is inequitable and places too large of a burden on one segment of the population.

2. Increasing taxes on property owners potentially leaving the area is not only unfair but their burden is increased if forced to bring funds to settlement at a time of escalating foreclosures.

3. Because of the cyclical nature of the real estate industry, grantor taxes are unstable and unpredictable. An easing in the housing market substantially reduces revenues from these taxes.

Although property owners recognize the need for localities to raise revenue to address critical infrastructure needs, we, the undersigned, request the immediate repeal of the increase in the home sellers tax. This inequitable new law unfairly targets a segment of the population that will no longer use the roads it is now required to subsidize.

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    VA Zip Code or County of Residence 22181 Fairfax First the county raised our "accessed tax value" by astronomical proportions and now they are quintupling the "Grantors Tax". They get Homeowners coming and going. This is extremely aggressive and unfounde
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    VA Zip Code or County of Residence 20132 Don't add to the current struggle buyers and sellers are in at this time.
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    VA Zip Code or County of Residence 20175 Unfair and unreasonable!
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    VA Zip Code or County of Residence 20110 This is silly. Why are you penlizing me for selling my home.
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