Some Va. vehicles to get boot if taxes go unpaid

WASHINGTON – If you owe taxes and own a car or a truck in Manassas Park, look out.

Because of tough economic times, regions in the greater Washington area are using different methods to try to collect back taxes from residents.

Winnie O’Neal, treasurer for the City of Manassas Park, says the city is using a Smart Boot license plate recognition system to get residents to pay up. She says the program was supposed to start on June 12, but was delayed by a week to June 19.

Manassas Park has turned over its collection of back taxes, totaling more than $850,000, to Taxing Authority Consulting Services, a law firm.

“They’ve sent out delinquency notices to people who are

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