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Business Tax Receipt fees vary from one classification to another and many fees are based on different variables. For fee information pertaining to your specific business, contact us at 407-703-1719 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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According to the City of Apopka's ordinance Chapter 66, Article V, Section 66-99 any person who engages in or manages, as a principal or agent, within the City of Apopka, any profession, occupation or business shall procure a business tax receipt from the community development department. A Person is defined as any of the following including plural as well as the singular: individual, firm, partnership, joint adventure, syndicate or other group or combination acting as a unit, association, corporation, estate, trust, business trust, trustee, executor, administrator, receiver or other fiduciary.
Yes, when you are ready to pay your bill, log in to your OpenGov account. Once you are logged in, go to My Account and simply click the button to pay your fees under Actions Required. This will only be active for those with an outstanding balance. Paying your bill online with a Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover credit/debit card is convenient, fast, and secure.
Reach out to the Orange County Property Appraiser's Office to ensure that the planned business location is within the city limits of Apopka; contact the Appraiser's office at 407-836-5000 or visit the Orange County Property Appraiser's website.
Yes, once you obtain the City of Apopka’s Business Tax Receipt, you MUST obtain one from Orange County as well. For more information, visit the Orange County Tax Collector's website.
No, your Business Tax Receipt must be registered to a physical location such as a Commercial Business address or your home residence address in which you can conduct business at the physical location for purposes of an administrative office, etc. You may use the PO Box as your mailing address for the business operation.
Each location inside the incorporated city limits must have a separate Business Tax Receipt with the city.
License year runs from October 1 to September 30. As a courtesy, renewal notices are sent out in August and are due by September 30.
The following penalties start on October 1.
If you are using a business name other than your full legal name or a business name that is either not registered or registered with an "inactive" status for any reason with the Florida Division of Corporation (commonly known as Sunbiz.org), you MUST register your business with the Florida Division of Corporations website prior to applying for the Apopka Business Tax Receipt.
For Sales Tax ID information, visit the Florida Department of Revenue online or call: Phone: 407-903-7350 Toll-Free: 800-352-3671.For FEID number, call the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 800-829-1040 or visit the IRS website.
If your business is regulated by any state agency, or you are an individual whose profession/occupation requires a State License, you must acquire the required state license or certificate of registration before a City Business Tax Receipt can be issued. For more information, or assistance in acquiring the required state licenses/certificate, please contact:
For the most up-to-date answer to this question, we recommend that you consult with your CPA, Attorney or check out the latest published Florida Statute (FS-205).
It is the responsibility of each Person, whether an individual, a business or a corporation, to obtain a Business Tax Receipt before engaging in or managing any business, occupation or profession within the jurisdiction of the City and the County. It is also the law. The City is mandated by law to collect all taxes due. It's a statutory requirement.