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Business Licenses
6/3/2010
July 1 is the deadline to renew your business privilege license that allows you to do business in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWALS DUE BY JULY 1, 2010

Charlotte, NC – If you operate a business in Charlotte or Mecklenburg County, you are required to obtain a license and renew it every year unless the business is specifically exempted by law.

Business licenses are authorized by the State of North Carolina and are considered a license for the privilege to do business within a local tax jurisdiction. Businesses are required to renew their business license on or before July 1st of each year (with the exception of taxi cab drivers and beer/wine licenses).  Renewal forms were mailed last week. Payments received or postmarked by the United States Postal Service after July 1will incur late charges.

All businesses, trades, and professions conducting a trade, occupation, performing a service, or selling goods or services within the City are required to purchase a Privilege/Business License prior to beginning operations.

This requirement applies to all businesses, whether operated for profit, non-profit, or home based.

Privilege/Business license tax rates are based on estimated revenue for new businesses, or annual gross receipts for businesses with one or more years in business, at a rate of $0.60 per $1,000 (minimum tax $50; maximum $10,000). Businesses subject to the gross receipts tax may also be taxed at a flat rate while some businesses are only subject to a flat tax rate. Certain types of businesses must pay both the City and County license tax while others pay City tax alone.

A City license may be required in addition to any County or State licenses already held. A business owner, partner, corporate officer or any other designated assignee may apply for a license in person at 700 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. during June, Monday through Friday. In other months, applications are accepted at the office between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. An application may be requested at the Business Tax Collections Office, by telephone by dialing 311, online at http://tax.charmeck.org, or by mail at:

Business Tax Collections
P.O. Box 32728
Charlotte, NC 28232-2728

Questions? Business owners can contact us by dialing 311 (704-336-4600 if outside of Mecklenburg County) or via e-mail at taxbusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov  More information is also available at http://tax.charmeck.org.

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Media Contact: Neal Dixon at 704-336-3322, or Neal.Dixon@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov



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