General Business Tax Information
Hillsborough County collects business taxes under Florida Statute, Chapter 205 and Hillsborough County Ordinance 95-4 as amended by 02-5. A business tax is a tax to engage in or manage any business, profession, or occupation within its jurisdiction, including municipalities. Most businesses in Hillsborough County are required to pay a business tax. The categories for taxation are often broad and encompass many similar businesses under one heading.
Some state statutes or county ordinances may require our office to see proof of compliance before issuing particular business tax receipts.
All business tax receipts expire September 30 and can be renewed on or after July 1. 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. Each October 1, the 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.
Changes made to a business tax receipt status, such as an address, ownership, or name change must be reported to the tax collector's office. A nominal fee will be charged.
Business Tax E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
March 07, 2011