Notices will be mailed May 28 - 30 to approximately 39,600 business owners in the County.
Most businesses operating in Mecklenburg County are required to obtain a privilege license. That includes businesses that are home-based, sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and those who have full-time and part-time operations. Taxes vary depending on the type and size of the business. In most cases, the license tax is based on the amount of gross receipts from the preceding tax year. New businesses and/or businesses that have not been in business 12 months must provide their projected gross sales for the coming year. The tax rate for businesses that pay based on gross receipts is $0.60 per $1,000 with a minimum tax of $50 and a maximum tax of $10,000.
The Tax Collector urges any business operating without a license to contact the Mecklenburg County Business Tax Collections Office immediately. New privilege license accounts must be applied for in person or through the mail. Collectors are prepared to walk business owners through the process of obtaining a license. For more information:
- File and Pay your business taxes online at http://paytax.charmeck.org
- E-mail inquiries to: TaxBusiness@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
- Dial 311 if calling within Mecklenburg County and 704-336-7600 if calling outside Mecklenburg County.
- Visit the Business Tax Collections Office, Hal Marshall Services Center, 700 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.