Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Decatur offers discount on lawyers' occupation taxes

Last week, Decatur billed over 250 attorneys practicing law in the city. The annual occupation tax bill is $400 plus a $25 administration fee. For lawyers who pay their tax by Nov. 30, the City of Decatur will discount the bill by waiving the $25 fee.  Revenues from the tax are used to provide quality services to the public.

The tax can be paid online. Decatur's occupation tax website allows for payments by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, PayPal, or e-check. No additional fees are charged for paying online. To use this option, go to www.decaturgatax.com, click on “Occupation Tax” on the upper left, select 2016 as the year, and enter your name as it appears on your bill. Once you’ve accessed your record, click “Renew,” and you’ll see your option to pay. If paying before Nov. 30, adjust your payment amount to $400.

If you or someone in your firm practices law in Decatur but have not received a bill, or if you have any questions, please call our office at 678-553-6743 or email us at taxes@decaturga.com.

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