Our community outreach initiatives are an effort to provide an informative and inclusive approach to engage with Newport News Taxpayers throughout the year. All of our outreach and engagement opportunities are free and open to public.
Businesses Operating for Successful Stronger Economies
New business owners often have questions regarding the required process of opening a business. Existing business owners have questions in regards to operating the business. These can range from obtaining a business license, state and municipal compliance requirements, taxes and other matters related to their business. We understand each business is different and each business owner may have different questions. We conduct the Businesses Operating for Successful Stronger Economies (BOSSES) workshop. We partner with outside agencies such as Newport News Economic Development and Hampton Roads Small Business Development Center in an effort to provide free and public informative workshops where we can answer questions and engage citizens currently engaged in or interested in the process of becoming a part of our Newport News economy.
Commissioners & Cans
Commissioners & Cans Food & Fund Drive
Commissioners & Cans Food and Fund Drive is a statewide food drive, initiated by the Newport News Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office in 2018, that benefits all seven food banks in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as their pantries in churches, communities, and various affiliates. This is an inclusive effort where Commissioners of the Revenue across Virginia in a partnership with the Federation of the Foodbank have led their office and community in an effort to address food insecurity in their immediate locality.
Children Achieving Success through Hardwork
In an effort to facilitate goal setting at any age, the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office engages the youth in a workshop called Commissioners CASH, Children Achieving Success through Hardwork. This is an opportunity for the youth to brainstorm, be creative and write their goals down addressing their own who, what, when, where, and how they plan to achieve their goals. This is a fun interactive activity compatible with the classroom, after-school or community groups as the youth are provided their own original designed goal sheet formatted to resemble green cash and reflect value in their individual process of goal setting.
Labor Education Entrepreneurship Diversity
As the tax laws established by the City of Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia influence various aspects of our city’s economy differently, The Commissioner of the Revenue is committed to hearing from those who keep the Newport News economy strong through tours, visits, and attending special events. This creates an opportunity to receive feedback on the impact felt by our Labor, Education, Entrepreneurship and Diversity through direct engagement with employees and entrepreneurs.
Tax Information Preparing Seniors
The Tax Information Preparing Seniors, TIPS forum is a series of discussions tailored for senior citizens 65+ and those who care for them. These forums focus on the tax relief programs offered by the City of Newport News. These forums provide an opportunity for our city’s senior citizens and their caregivers to learn about the tax relief programs and ask questions pertaining to their property such as homes, cars, or other assets that their taxable income may consist of. As these tax laws are determined by the City of Newport News and the Virginia General Assembly, our office may partner with the respective elected officials as an additional resource of information and constituent support for our seniors.