Friday, January 29, 2010

Reminder: business license payments due

The City of Decatur charges an occupation tax on all businesses operating within the city limits. We mailed out renewal notices for 2010 to business owners back in October, which should be paid by or before this January 31.

Although the deadline is upon us, we do provide a 90-day grace period for occupational tax payments, so businesses have until April 1 to pay without being charged late fees.

Apart from the payments, a law passed by the Georgia General Assembly in 2009 (HB 2) also requires businesses to verify their legal presence in the United States in order to receive a business license (OCGA § 50-36-1(e)). Our office mailed out affidavits this week to all active Decatur business owners for them to verify their legal status.  Affidavits are due back to us by April 1.

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