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 30, 2020 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 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Accomack County 1,248 1,465 1,544 1,722 1,749
Albemarle County 1,795 2,108 2,221 2,476 2,516
Alexandria city 2,553 2,999 3,160 3,523 3,580
Alleghany County 1,083 1,272 1,340 1,494 1,518
Amelia County 1,392 1,635 1,723 1,921 1,952
Amherst County 1,225 1,439 1,516 1,690 1,718
Appomattox County 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Arlington County 2,746 3,225 3,398 3,789 3,850
Augusta County 1,391 1,634 1,722 1,920 1,951
Bath County 1,018 1,196 1,260 1,405 1,428
Bedford city 1,361 1,598 1,684 1,878 1,908
Bedford County 1,361 1,598 1,684 1,878 1,908
Bland County 1,143 1,342 1,414 1,577 1,602
Botetourt County 1,508 1,771 1,866 2,081 2,114
Bristol city 1,078 1,266 1,334 1,487 1,511
Brunswick County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Buchanan County 1,023 1,201 1,266 1,412 1,434
Buckingham County 1,116 1,311 1,381 1,540 1,565
Buena Vista city 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Campbell County 1,216 1,428 1,505 1,678 1,705
Caroline County 1,484 1,743 1,837 2,048 2,081
Carroll County 1,106 1,299 1,369 1,526 1,551
Charles City County 1,349 1,584 1,669 1,861 1,891
Charlotte County 1,196 1,405 1,480 1,650 1,677
Charlottesville city 1,618 1,901 2,003 2,233 2,269
Chesapeake city 1,804 2,119 2,233 2,490 2,530
Chesterfield County 1,590 1,868 1,968 2,194 2,230
Clarke County 1,798 2,112 2,225 2,481 2,521
Colonial Heights city 1,353 1,590 1,675 1,868 1,898
Covington city 987 1,160 1,222 1,363 1,385
Craig County 1,374 1,613 1,700 1,896 1,926
Culpeper County 1,734 2,037 2,146 2,393 2,431
Cumberland County 1,239 1,455 1,533 1,709 1,737
Danville city 1,104 1,296 1,366 1,523 1,548
Dickenson County 1,015 1,192 1,256 1,400 1,423
Dinwiddie County 1,376 1,616 1,703 1,899 1,929
Emporia city 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Essex County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Fairfax city 2,486 2,920 3,077 3,431 3,486
Fairfax County 2,498 2,933 3,091 3,446 3,502
Falls Church city 3,008 3,533 3,723 4,151 4,218
Fauquier County 2,119 2,489 2,623 2,925 2,972
Floyd County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Fluvanna County 1,569 1,843 1,942 2,165 2,200
Franklin city 1,388 1,630 1,718 1,916 1,946
Franklin County 1,282 1,506 1,587 1,770 1,798
Frederick County 1,580 1,856 1,956 2,181 2,216
Fredericksburg city 1,907 2,240 2,360 2,631 2,674
Galax city 1,106 1,299 1,369 1,526 1,551
Giles County 1,157 1,359 1,432 1,597 1,622
Gloucester County 1,513 1,777 1,872 2,087 2,121
Goochland County 1,723 2,023 2,132 2,377 2,416
Grayson County 995 1,168 1,231 1,373 1,395
Greene County 1,542 1,812 1,909 2,129 2,163
Greensville County 1,104 1,296 1,366 1,523 1,548
Halifax County 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Hampton city 1,547 1,817 1,915 2,135 2,170
Hanover County 1,722 2,022 2,131 2,376 2,414
Harrisonburg city 1,315 1,544 1,627 1,814 1,843
Henrico County 1,578 1,853 1,953 2,178 2,213
Henry County 1,047 1,230 1,296 1,445 1,468
Highland County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Hopewell city 1,145 1,345 1,417 1,580 1,605
Isle of Wight County 1,727 2,028 2,137 2,383 2,421
James City County 1,768 2,076 2,188 2,440 2,479
King and Queen County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
King George County 1,870 2,196 2,314 2,580 2,622
King William County 1,507 1,770 1,865 2,079 2,113
Lancaster County 1,472 1,729 1,822 2,032 2,064
Lee County 1,046 1,229 1,295 1,444 1,467
Lexington city 1,122 1,317 1,388 1,548 1,573
Loudoun County 2,562 3,009 3,171 3,536 3,593
Louisa County 1,409 1,655 1,744 1,945 1,976
Lunenburg County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568
Lynchburg city 1,254 1,473 1,552 1,730 1,758
Madison County 1,521 1,787 1,883 2,100 2,133
Manassas city 1,969 2,313 2,437 2,717 2,761
Manassas Park city 1,934 2,272 2,394 2,669 2,712
Martinsville city 1,031 1,211 1,276 1,423 1,446
Mathews County 1,319 1,550 1,633 1,821 1,850
Mecklenburg County 1,143 1,342 1,414 1,577 1,602
Middlesex County 1,563 1,835 1,934 2,156 2,191
Montgomery County 1,467 1,722 1,815 2,024 2,056
Nelson County 1,493 1,754 1,848 2,061 2,094
New Kent County 1,647 1,934 2,038 2,272 2,309
Newport News city 1,523 1,789 1,885 2,102 2,136
Norfolk city 1,555 1,827 1,925 2,146 2,181
Northampton County 1,288 1,513 1,594 1,777 1,806
Northumberland County 1,506 1,769 1,864 2,078 2,112
Norton city 1,058 1,243 1,310 1,461 1,484
Nottoway County 1,268 1,489 1,569 1,749 1,778
Orange County 1,584 1,860 1,960 2,185 2,221
Page County 1,252 1,470 1,549 1,727 1,755
Patrick County 1,130 1,328 1,399 1,560 1,585
Petersburg city 1,258 1,478 1,557 1,736 1,764
Pittsylvania County 1,109 1,303 1,373 1,531 1,556
Poquoson city 2,088 2,452 2,584 2,881 2,928
Portsmouth city 1,485 1,744 1,838 2,049 2,082
Powhatan County 1,588 1,865 1,965 2,191 2,226
Prince Edward County 1,285 1,509 1,590 1,773 1,801
Prince George County 1,500 1,761 1,856 2,069 2,103
Prince William County 2,154 2,530 2,666 2,973 3,021
Pulaski County 1,183 1,389 1,464 1,632 1,659
Radford city 1,362 1,600 1,686 1,880 1,910
Rappahannock County 1,776 2,086 2,198 2,451 2,490
Richmond city 1,552 1,823 1,921 2,142 2,176
Richmond County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Roanoke city 1,183 1,389 1,464 1,632 1,659
Roanoke County 1,403 1,647 1,736 1,936 1,967
Rockbridge County 1,357 1,594 1,680 1,873 1,903
Rockingham County 1,380 1,621 1,708 1,904 1,935
Russell County 1,092 1,283 1,352 1,507 1,532
Salem city 1,415 1,662 1,751 1,952 1,984
Scott County 1,029 1,208 1,273 1,419 1,442
Shenandoah County 1,404 1,649 1,738 1,938 1,969
Smyth County 1,063 1,248 1,315 1,466 1,490
Southampton County 1,299 1,526 1,608 1,793 1,822
Spotsylvania County 1,739 2,042 2,152 2,399 2,438
Stafford County 2,076 2,438 2,569 2,864 2,911
Staunton city 1,248 1,466 1,545 1,723 1,750
Suffolk city 1,785 2,096 2,209 2,463 2,503
Surry County 1,421 1,669 1,759 1,961 1,993
Sussex County 1,244 1,461 1,540 1,717 1,745
Tazewell County 1,067 1,254 1,321 1,473 1,497
Virginia Beach city 1,787 2,099 2,212 2,466 2,506
Warren County 1,506 1,769 1,864 2,078 2,112
Washington County 1,176 1,381 1,455 1,622 1,649
Waynesboro city 1,313 1,542 1,625 1,812 1,841
Westmoreland County 1,508 1,771 1,866 2,081 2,114
Williamsburg city 1,658 1,947 2,052 2,288 2,325
Winchester city 1,504 1,767 1,862 2,076 2,110
Wise County 1,084 1,273 1,341 1,495 1,519
Wythe County 1,151 1,352 1,425 1,589 1,615
York County 1,871 2,197 2,315 2,581 2,623