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Over 104,000 Businesses in Palm Beach County to Receive Tax Bill

West Palm Beach, FL – Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector, announced her office mailed Local Business Tax Renewal bills to 104,102 businesses in Palm Beach County.   Businesses can renew their local business taxes anytime between July 1 and September 30.

Online payments can be made at www.pbctax.com.  “Paying online is easy, secure and there’s no wait time,” said Gannon.  E-checks and credit cards are accepted online. There is no charge for e-check payments. Credit card vendors charge a $2.35 convenience fee per transaction.  Payments can also be made by mail or at a service center.  The Lantana and PGA-DL offices do not accept business tax payments.

Approximately 37,000 Palm Beach County businesses are regulated by state agencies or commissions.  For this group, the law requires validation of state licensing or certification prior to renewing a Local Business Tax Receipt.  Gannon requested these businesses include a copy of their state license certification with their renewal if mailing or paying in person.

A change in requirements this year impacts Seal Coating & Striping businesses.  The Construction Industry Licensing Board of Palm Beach County ruled that all Seal Coating & Striping services be performed by licensed contractors effective January 1, 2013.  Businesses in this industry must get a Certificate of Competency from the Palm Beach County Planning, Zoning & Building Department.  The Certificate of Competency is a requirement for Local Business Tax Receipt renewal.

Florida Law, Chapter 205 and Palm Beach County Ordinance, Chapter 17.17 requires every business selling merchandise or services in Palm Beach County, including one-person and home-based companies, obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt.  Businesses are required to display their Local Business Tax Receipt in a location viewable to customers.

Visit www.pbctax.com for more information.

 

 

Release Date: 
Friday, June 28, 2013
Contact Information: 
Contact: Anne Gannon, Constitutional Tax Collector
  (561) 355-4271
KClarke@pbcgov.org

 

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