Business License Tax Calculator & Filing Form
Use this calculator only if you had a 2020 business license from James City County. If not, you must first apply for the license.
Important: Read this entire page before beginning.
Use the calculator at the bottom of this page to calculate your 2021 tax. Second year businesses (whose first business license in James City County was last year) must also calculate their estimate-to-actual adjustment. You may contact our staff for assistance with your calculation.
Restaurants, Stores and Others Serving or Selling Alcoholic Beverages
Calculate your license tax on all gross receipts, including sales of all beverages. Add the flat fees shown on your return to the tax.
All contractors must submit complete renewal package must consist of the following:
- A copy of your current VWC “Acknowledgement of Compliance” letter. To get your letter, visit the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission or call 804-205-3586. Do not send insurance certificate or form 61A with your renewal. Only the letter from VWC will be accepted.
- A copy of your current Virginia Class A, B, or C contractor’s license.
- Include list of all subcontractors, including full name and address, and amount paid in James City County during 2020.
Names and entity types on all contractor documents (business license, state contractor's license and VWC letter of acknowledgement) must match exactly. Incomplete or mismatched contractor renewal packages will not be processed, and will be considered late if not completed by March 1.
Out of Town Contractors
There is no tax if your James City County gross receipts were below $25,000 in 2020. However, you must still complete, sign and return your form, along with the documents listed above. You will be issued a no-charge license.
After September 30 of the license year, you must include a copy of your complete business federal tax return with your renewal form.
File Your Return, Including All Required Documents and Full Payment by March 1, 2021
Returns must be postmarked or delivered in person by March 1. We cannot accept faxed, emailed, photocopied or scanned returns, or returns with stamped or electronic signatures. Online filing is not available at this time.
Make check payable to:
Treasurer, James City County
Mail both check and renewal form to:
Commissioner of the Revenue
PO Box 283
Williamsburg VA 23187-0283
Both form and check must be mailed to the James City County Commissioner of the Revenue in the same envelope to the address above, or delivered together to the Commissioner of Revenue. Do not mail or deliver form and check separately. Do not mail to any address other than PO Box 283, Williamsburg, VA 23187.
Questions may be directed to our staff at 757-253-6698.