Business, Professional, & Occupational License (BPOL) Tax Exemption

The City of Chesapeake will provide a temporary exemption from Business License Tax for qualifying businesses newly locating in the City.

A Qualifying Business means a business that locates for the first time in the City of Chesapeake on or after January 1, 2012. The tax reduction shall apply to the business license year in which the Qualifying Business first locates in Chesapeake and the following business license year.

To learn more about eligibility, please visit BPOL Tax Exemption Guide or visit the Commissioner of the Revenue website.

The Incentive Process

Chesapeake Economic Development guides qualified companies through a simple application process. Our staff is dedicated to bring investment and quality jobs to Chesapeake.

How To Apply

Please contact us to further explore possible incentives for your project.

View the Questionnaire to determine what information will be needed to qualify for incentives.

The Steps

  • Company submits application

  • CED qualifies project

  • Incentive offer letter sent to company

  • EDA & City Council adopt resolution

  • Company & City sign Development Agreement

  • Disbursement of Funds

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