On February 29, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that legislation authorizing the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA) to impose the “Congestion Relief Fee” and other taxes and fees (“Transportation Taxes”) violated the Commonwealth’s Constitution. This decision, however, does not mean that the Transportation Taxes are permanently dead. Political leaders have stated their desire to quickly restore the taxes in a manner that satisfies the court’s constitutional requirements. Because of this, we encourage clients to anticipate the revival of the Congestion Relief Fee or similar tax in future real estate transactions.
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Virginia Supreme Court overturns new grantor’s tax, but relief may only be temporary
USA March 11 2008
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - R.J. Davis, Lee Lowder
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