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T/F. The Virginia Constitution requires that taxation be uniform?



Requires that both the tax rate and the mode of assessing the taxable value must be uniformly applied to similar properties, that is, all property of the same class must be taxed alike.

Uniform Taxation


What types of properties are exempt from taxation?

1) Cemeteries
2) Property used for religious organizations
3) public libraries or nonprofit educational institutions
4) charitable, patriotic, historical, benevolent, cultural, or public park and playground purposes is also exempt


In Virginia, the________ is said to own the property on the date of _________or__________.

Closing or Settlement


T/F. The buyer of a property is responsible for paying real estate taxes for the current tax year from the date of purchase until the end of the year.



What are the 4 phases of taxes?

1) Past-due Taxes
2) Taxes currently due and payable
3) Taxes not yet due
4) Prepaid Taxes

*Top 2 paid by seller / bottom 2 paid by buyer.


Sometimes, past-year taxes cannot be used to estimate current taxes. On occasion a licensee may desire to prepare either a seller or buyer an illustration through the use of a ______________ of the costs associated with the transaction.

Net Sheet


T/F. In regards to tax liens, in the case of new construction, the taxes on the land are prorated based on taxes for the current year.

False. Past year


In regards to taxes on new construction, taxes on the new improvements are estimated using the _____________ multiplied by the county or city _______________. Taxes are estimated from the date the ________________ is issued,

purchase price
assessment rate
certificate of occupancy


As a general rule, the __________ under any ordinary lease is responsible for the taxes on the property; however, this does not apply to a ______________ who is, in effect, the owner of the property and is entitled to its use forever. In such a case, the burden of taxation is placed on the lessee. In the case of net leases, the _________ is usually responsible for payment of the taxes.

perpetual leaseholder


In regards to real estate tax law, delinquent taxes are both a ________________ and a _________ against a property.

personal debt


In VA, a tax lien on real property has priority over all other liens except?

court costs


A lien in favor of the United States for unpaid taxes, interest, and penalties may arise against all __________ and _________________ belonging to a taxpayer. The lien is perfected under Virginia law by filing a ____________ in the _______________ for the jurisdiction in which the _________________.

personal property
notice of tax lien
circuit court
taxpayer resides


In VA regarding delinquent taxes, when taxes on real estate in a county, city, or town are delinquent on ___________ following the ______ anniversary of the date on which the taxes became due, the real estate may be sold to collect the tax.

December 31


In regards to VA delinquent tax property sales (foreclosure), At least ________ before taking any action to sell the property, the tax-collecting officer must send a notice to the last known address of the property owner. Notice of the sale must be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the area _____ to ____ days prior to the commencement of the sale proceedings.

30 days


T/F. In regards to recovering property being sold for delinquent taxes in VA, owners of real estate, or their heirs, successors, and assigns, have the right to redeem the real estate prior to the sale date and after the sale date?



T/F. In regards to delinquent real estate tax sales, the former owner of any real estate sold for delinquent real estate taxes is entitled to any receipts from the sale in excess of the taxes, penalties, interest, and costs?



Special Assessments?

taxes levied against specific benefited properties to pay for limited local improvements.


In regards to special assessments, the only properties subject to special assessments are those of abutting landowners. Local improvements may be ordered by a town or city council (with costs to be defrayed by special assessment) following receipt of a petition from not less than ________ of the landowners who will be affected by the assessment. However, the council may issue such an improvement order without a petition.



In regards to mechanic's liens, anyone who performs labor or furnishes material with a value of ______ or more for the construction, removal, repair, or improvement of any structure has a right of lien on both the land and the building



The Virginia Mechanics' Lien Disclosure Act?

requires that the seller of property disclose in the sales contract a warning that an effective mechanic's lien may be filed against the real property even after settlement.


In VA regarding mechanics liens, Virginia law §43.1 et seq. permits persons who have performed labor or furnished materials for the construction, removal, repair, or improvement of any building or structure to file a lien against the property. This lien may be filed at any time after the work is commenced or the material is furnished, but not later than the earlier of? (2)

1) 90 days from the last day of the month in which the lienor last performed work or furnished materials

2) 90 days from the time work is terminated


In regards to VA mechanic's liens, a general contractor or a subcontractor may perfect a mechanic's lien by filing a memorandum of mechanic's lien and an affidavit with the ____________ in the jurisdiction in which the ____________________.

clerk of court
property is located


In regards to VA mechanic's liens, a mechanic's lien is enforced by a suit filed within ________ of recording the memorandum of lien or ______ from the completion or termination of work on the structure, whichever is later.

6 months
60 days


T/F. In regards to VA mechanic's liens, if the person who ordered the work owns less than the fee simple estate in the land, only his or her actual interest is subject to the lien?



T/F. In regards to mechanics liens and other liens, when a lien, such as a deed of trust, is created on land before work is begun or materials furnished, the deed of trust is a first lien on the land and a second lien on the building or structure?



T/F. In regards to mechanics liens and other liens, a deed of trust that is recorded, before work began on the property, is entitled to priority to the extent of the estimated value of the property WITH improvements for which the lien is claimed?



In regards to the selling of property and mechanic's liens, typically, the seller must execute an affidavit at closing that declares no work has been performed or any materials furnished within ______ before the date of closing.

120 days


T/F. In regards to judgements in VA, every money judgment rendered in Virginia by any court, or by confession of judgment, constitutes a lien on any real estate the judgment debtor owns or may own in the future?



In regards to judgements in VA, the lien is effective from the date the judgment is _________, that is, indexed by the clerk of court. It is prudent to docket the judgment in the city or county in which the _____________.

debtor's property is located