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Unfortunately, Virginia believes you were a resident because of the apartment lease, so they believe you owe taxes.
My best advice would be to contact a local CPA/Enrolled Agent who can intercede on your behalf with Virginia and stop the garnishment and buy you some time. You are going to have to prove that you were not a VA resident. Can you obtain any documentation from the landlord in DC and proof that your vehicle was registered in DC? Did you register to vote in DC?
Property taxes or state income tax or both?
There is no statute of limitations for personal property taxes on a vehicle.
How long were you and your vehicle actually in Virginia? Can you obtain proof that the vehicle was registered in DC?