I moved to Virginia from New Jersey one month ago. Before this time I had never heard of Personal Property taxes on vehicles. This is because New Jersey never required us to pay this tax. However, I would like to know if Personal property tax on vehicles falls under "double taxation"? I am asking because, I plan to purchase a car within the next few months. I know that I will have to pay taxes to the DMV upon purchase. Now I find out that I will also have to pay my city yearly taxes as well for the same vehicle. I do not think that it is fair that I have to pay my city additional yearly taxes for a car that I will have to pay taxes on upon purchase. Not only that, I own my home. Should I have to pay the city to park my car in my own driveway?