Several local governments in Virginia, including three in the Tidewater area, have chosen to eliminate the license-tax decals that residents are required to place on their windshields, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported recently. The stickers, which are normally placed on the inside of the windshield near the dash, show proof of a resident's payment of personal property tax.
Elimination of the decals does not mean the counties have stopped collecting the personal property tax on vehicles but rather that it has stopped requiring residents to display the stickers. Norfolk Treasurer Thomas W. Moss Jr. told the Times-Dispatch that he has been receiving positive feedback about the decision.
"I've done a lot of things in my political career-I was once the speaker
of the House-but nothing I've ever done has been so popular," he said. "People
are thanking me in supermarkets and everywhere. That's all I hear."
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