Commissioner of the Revenue

The Commissioner of the Revenue's Office is responsible for the administration of the following local taxes:

  • Personal Property Tax Assessment
  • Local Business, Professional Occupation License
  • Meals & Lodging Tax
  • Tax Relief for the Elderly and /or Totally disabled
  • Short Term Rental Tax
  • Real Estate Records and Taxes
  • Motor Vehicle Registration

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Receipt of Virginia individual Income Tax Returns
  • Provide assistance in the filing of Virginia Individual Income Tax Returns
  • Problem resolution between taxpayers and the Virginia Department of Taxation
  • Monitor legislation to be acted upon by the General Assembly that may affect our community
  • Maintain a library of tax forms

Ann T. Burkholder, Commissioner of the Revenue

Your Commissioner of the Revenue is a constitutional officer elected by fellow Winchester city citizens to a four-year term.  The Commissioner of the Revenue is responsible for the equitable application of the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Ordinances of the City of Winchester directed by the Code of Virginia.

"Our goal is to provide state mandated duties of fair and equitable assessments, while providing quality customer service for the citizens of the City of Winchester." - Ann Burkholder​

Ann BurkholderFirst Elected: January 1, 2010
Term Expires: December 31, 2021

Office/Mailing Address: Creamery Building, 21 S. Kent Street, Suite 100
Office Hours: 8:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Staff Available by Phone & Email: 8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Phone (540) 667-1815, option 4
Fax (540) 667-8937


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Unemployment Benefits are Taxable

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