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Virginia - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 28, 2016 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and Internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Accomack County 1,164 1,367 1,440 1,606 1,632
Albemarle County 1,635 1,920 2,023 2,256 2,292
Alexandria city 2,315 2,719 2,865 3,194 3,246
Alleghany County 1,007 1,182 1,246 1,389 1,412
Amelia County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Amherst County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Appomattox County 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Arlington County 2,456 2,884 3,039 3,388 3,443
Augusta County 1,252 1,471 1,550 1,728 1,756
Bath County 979 1,150 1,212 1,351 1,373
Bedford city 1,272 1,494 1,574 1,755 1,783
Bedford County 1,272 1,494 1,574 1,755 1,783
Bland County 948 1,113 1,173 1,308 1,329
Botetourt County 1,391 1,634 1,722 1,920 1,951
Bristol city 1,008 1,184 1,248 1,392 1,414
Brunswick County 1,079 1,267 1,335 1,489 1,513
Buchanan County 936 1,099 1,158 1,291 1,312
Buckingham County 1,112 1,306 1,376 1,534 1,559
Buena Vista city 1,187 1,394 1,469 1,638 1,664
Campbell County 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Caroline County 1,446 1,699 1,790 1,996 2,028
Carroll County 948 1,113 1,173 1,308 1,329
Charles City County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Charlotte County 1,099 1,291 1,360 1,516 1,541
Charlottesville city 1,563 1,836 1,935 2,158 2,192
Chesapeake city 1,702 2,000 2,107 2,349 2,387
Chesterfield County 1,539 1,808 1,905 2,124 2,158
Clarke County 1,785 2,096 2,209 2,463 2,503
Colonial Heights city 1,292 1,517 1,599 1,783 1,812
Covington city 920 1,081 1,139 1,270 1,290
Craig County 1,260 1,479 1,559 1,738 1,766
Culpeper County 1,648 1,935 2,039 2,273 2,310
Cumberland County 1,162 1,365 1,438 1,603 1,629
Danville city 990 1,163 1,225 1,366 1,388
Dickenson County 960 1,127 1,188 1,325 1,346
Dinwiddie County 1,303 1,531 1,613 1,798 1,828
Emporia city 1,230 1,444 1,522 1,697 1,724
Essex County 1,157 1,359 1,432 1,597 1,622
Fairfax city 2,193 2,576 2,714 3,026 3,075
Fairfax County 2,313 2,717 2,863 3,192 3,244
Falls Church city 2,657 3,120 3,288 3,666 3,725
Fauquier County 2,037 2,392 2,521 2,811 2,856
Floyd County 1,073 1,260 1,328 1,481 1,505
Fluvanna County 1,442 1,694 1,785 1,990 2,022
Franklin city 1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874
Franklin County 1,173 1,378 1,452 1,619 1,645
Frederick County 1,536 1,804 1,901 2,120 2,154
Fredericksburg city 1,751 2,056 2,167 2,416 2,455
Galax city 917 1,077 1,135 1,266 1,286
Giles County 1,038 1,219 1,285 1,433 1,456
Gloucester County 1,422 1,670 1,760 1,962 1,994
Goochland County 1,715 2,015 2,123 2,367 2,405
Grayson County 951 1,117 1,177 1,312 1,334
Greene County 1,495 1,756 1,850 2,063 2,096
Greensville County 1,014 1,191 1,255 1,399 1,422
Halifax County 1,042 1,224 1,290 1,438 1,462
Hampton city 1,439 1,690 1,781 1,986 2,018
Hanover County 1,626 1,909 2,012 2,243 2,280
Harrisonburg city 1,240 1,457 1,535 1,712 1,739
Henrico County 1,502 1,764 1,859 2,073 2,106
Henry County 956 1,123 1,183 1,319 1,340
Highland County 1,119 1,314 1,385 1,544 1,569
Hopewell city 1,138 1,337 1,409 1,571 1,596
Isle of Wight County 1,661 1,951 2,056 2,292 2,329
James City County 1,691 1,986 2,093 2,334 2,371
King and Queen County 1,214 1,426 1,503 1,676 1,703
King George County 1,845 2,168 2,284 2,547 2,588
King William County 1,433 1,683 1,773 1,977 2,009
Lancaster County 1,327 1,558 1,642 1,831 1,860
Lee County 909 1,068 1,125 1,254 1,275
Lexington city 1,360 1,597 1,683 1,877 1,907
Loudoun County 2,458 2,887 3,042 3,392 3,447
Louisa County 1,408 1,654 1,743 1,943 1,975
Lunenburg County 1,012 1,189 1,253 1,397 1,420
Lynchburg city 1,208 1,419 1,495 1,667 1,694
Madison County 1,330 1,562 1,646 1,835 1,865
Manassas city 1,777 2,087 2,199 2,452 2,491
Manassas Park city 1,938 2,277 2,399 2,675 2,718
Martinsville city 1,006 1,182 1,245 1,388 1,411
Mathews County 1,332 1,564 1,648 1,838 1,867
Mecklenburg County 1,084 1,273 1,341 1,495 1,519
Middlesex County 1,512 1,776 1,871 2,086 2,120
Montgomery County 1,391 1,633 1,721 1,919 1,950
Nelson County 1,227 1,442 1,519 1,694 1,721
New Kent County 1,561 1,833 1,932 2,154 2,189
Newport News city 1,416 1,664 1,753 1,955 1,986
Norfolk city 1,526 1,793 1,889 2,106 2,140
Northampton County 1,236 1,452 1,530 1,706 1,733
Northumberland County 1,389 1,631 1,719 1,917 1,948
Norton city 891 1,047 1,103 1,230 1,250
Nottoway County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568
Orange County 1,421 1,669 1,759 1,961 1,993
Page County 1,195 1,404 1,479 1,649 1,676
Patrick County 970 1,139 1,200 1,338 1,360
Petersburg city 1,135 1,333 1,405 1,567 1,592
Pittsylvania County 1,048 1,231 1,297 1,446 1,470
Poquoson city 1,803 2,117 2,231 2,488 2,528
Portsmouth city 1,471 1,728 1,821 2,030 2,063
Powhatan County 1,557 1,829 1,927 2,149 2,183
Prince Edward County 1,250 1,468 1,547 1,725 1,753
Prince George County 1,392 1,635 1,723 1,921 1,952
Prince William County 2,074 2,436 2,567 2,862 2,908
Pulaski County 1,113 1,307 1,377 1,535 1,560
Radford city 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Rappahannock County 1,780 2,091 2,203 2,456 2,496
Richmond city 1,442 1,694 1,785 1,990 2,022
Richmond County 1,182 1,388 1,463 1,631 1,658
Roanoke city 1,153 1,354 1,427 1,591 1,617
Roanoke County 1,349 1,585 1,670 1,862 1,892
Rockbridge County 1,280 1,503 1,584 1,766 1,795
Rockingham County 1,295 1,521 1,603 1,787 1,816
Russell County 938 1,102 1,161 1,295 1,315
Salem city 1,265 1,486 1,566 1,746 1,774
Scott County 949 1,114 1,174 1,309 1,330
Shenandoah County 1,353 1,590 1,675 1,868 1,898
Smyth County 932 1,094 1,153 1,286 1,306
Southampton County 1,340 1,573 1,658 1,849 1,879
Spotsylvania County 1,662 1,952 2,057 2,294 2,331
Stafford County 1,980 2,325 2,450 2,732 2,776
Staunton city 1,182 1,388 1,463 1,631 1,658
Suffolk city 1,723 2,023 2,132 2,377 2,416
Surry County 1,211 1,423 1,499 1,671 1,698
Sussex County 1,176 1,382 1,456 1,623 1,650
Tazewell County 1,001 1,176 1,239 1,381 1,404
Virginia Beach city 1,711 2,009 2,117 2,360 2,399
Warren County 1,471 1,728 1,821 2,030 2,063
Washington County 1,100 1,292 1,361 1,518 1,542
Waynesboro city 1,210 1,421 1,497 1,669 1,696
Westmoreland County 1,280 1,503 1,584 1,766 1,795
Williamsburg city 1,420 1,667 1,757 1,959 1,991
Winchester city 1,509 1,772 1,867 2,082 2,115
Wise County 968 1,137 1,198 1,336 1,357
Wythe County 1,005 1,181 1,244 1,387 1,409
York County 1,749 2,054 2,164 2,413 2,452

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