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Business Tax Services

Application/Renewal Information

This office collects a business tax from businesses operating in Hillsborough County. If you are regulated by state or county agencies, a copy of the documents verifying compliance must be presented to our office prior to renewing your business tax receipt online. This documentation can be sent to our office via email to businesstax@hillstax.org or you may fax it (813) 612-6761. After we have received a copy of your current certification or licensure and updated our records, we can enable the online payment option for your business tax account. 

All business tax receipts expire September 30 and can be renewed on or after July 1. To apply, cancel, or update a business tax account, use BTExpress.

If you receive a renewal notice and are no longer in business or your business is no longer located in Hillsborough County, please indicate that information on the renewal notice, then sign and return the renewal notice in the envelope provided or you may cancel your business tax account using BTExpress.

On October 1, business tax receipts are delinquent and subject to penalties each month thereafter, with a maximum of 25 percent. Taxes for new businesses can be paid at any time during the year and are prorated beginning April 1, at which time a half-year fee applies.

To apply in the office, mail or online, you will need to provide the following information at the time of your tax payment:

Business Name: If your business name is different than your legal name, it must be registered as a fictitious name, limited liability company (LLC), or a corporation prior to applying for a business tax receipt.

Business Mailing Address: If a post office box is used, the business must have a physical location in Hillsborough County.

Business Location: A physical business location in Hillsborough County is required in order to obtain a business tax receipt.

Type of business: Business types are also referred to as categories. Business tax receipt fees are based on the type or category of business. Click here to search Business Tax categories.   

Social Security Number or Federal Tax Identification Number  

Supporting Licensure Documentation, if applicable.  Businesses regulated by the State of Florida or County Agencies applying for an initial local business tax receipt will be required to submit  a copy of the documents provided by the state or county, as proof of compliance.  

Fees are unique to the type of business and may be based on variables. (For example: number of employees, restaurant seating, etc.) To ensure that you are paying the correct amount, call the office at 813-635-5200.

 

State or municipal regulated occupations or businesses may require additional documentation. For more information visit the Florida Department of Business Professional Regulations.