Monday, January 21, 2013

Business license renewals due in 10 days

Each business in Decatur must renew its business license for 2013 by paying its annual occupation tax bill by Jan. 31.  Bills were originally mailed on Nov. 30.

In addition to the renewal payment, state law also requires businesses to file two notarized immigration-related affidavits (SAVE and E-verify) annually with the city they receive their license from.  You can submit your payment and affidavits by mail to P.O. Box 220, Decatur, GA  30031 or in person at 509 N. McDonough St.

If you did not receive your bill, or if you received a bill but are no longer doing business in the city, please let us know.

Occupation tax bills in Decatur can range from $195 up to $460 annually.  Unlike many local governments in Georgia that tax businesses on their gross receipts, Decatur uses a simpler system of six flat rates.  Revenues from occupation taxes go to the City’s general fund, which is used to provide quality services to the public.

More information about business licensing in Decatur can be found on our website here.  Decatur’s business license rules apply to persons, partnerships, corporations and other entities including home-based businesses, state-licensed professionals, insurance carriers, and regular businesses.  City ordinances require local businesses to display their license in a place that’s easy to see.

Thanks to all our occupational taxpayers for choosing to do business in the City of Decatur!

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