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Local Business Tax License
 


What is a Local Business Tax License?
Who is required to have a Local Business Tax License?
How much does a Local Business Tax License cost?
How long is a Local Business Tax License valid?
May I operate a business from my home?
What do I do if I move my business location or I cease operation of the business?
What documents must I provide in order to obtain a Local Business Tax License?

What is a Local Business Tax License?
According to Florida Statute 205.022, "Local Business Tax License" means the method by which a local governing authority grants the privilege of engaging in or managing any business, profession, or occupation within its jurisdiction.
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Who is required to have a Local Business Tax License?
All businesses in the Town require a  Cutler Bay Local Business Tax License  Get Acrobat Reader  prior to obtaining an Local Business Tax License from Miami-Dade County. A separate Local Business Tax License is required for each individual holding a State issued professional license. For example, if three physicians practice out of one office, each physician is required to have their own Local Business Tax License, in addition to the administrative office license. Other examples include, but are not limited to, Real Estate Brokers and Sales Agents, Attorneys and Beauty Salon Stylists.
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How much does a Local Business Tax License cost?
The license tax (fee) varies depending upon the type of business or profession.
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How long is a Local Business Tax License valid?
Licenses are valid for each fiscal year beginning on October 1 and expiring on September 30. In August, courtesy renewal notices are mailed to each registered business and the appropriate license tax must be paid before October 1. Failure to renew in a timely manner may result in late fees. If a business does not receive a renewal, it remains the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that the license is renewed prior to October 1.
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May I operate a business from my home?
Home-based businesses are allowed in the Town of Cutler Bay. For requirements, please contact the Zoning Department.
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Home Office Procedures for residential zones

What do I do if I move my business location or I cease operation of the business?
Upon written request and presentation of the original license, any license may be transferred from one location to another location (within Town limits) upon payment of a transfer fee of up to ten (10%) percent of the annual license tax, but not less than three dollars ($3.00) and upon verification that such use is permitted by the Town's land development regulations at the new location. If your business should cease operation, please inform the Town with a written statement.
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What documents must I provide in order to obtain a Local Business Tax License?

Once obtained, the Local Business Tax Licenses and the Certificates of Use must be displayed conspicuously at the place of business and in such a manner as to be open to the view of the public and subject to inspection by all duly authorized officers of the Town.
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Additional Resources

For more information regarding Local Business Tax Licenses, please contact the Clerk's Office .

 

 


 

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