Am I exempt from paying the local business tax?
Certain types of businesses are exempt from paying the local business tax. These include farm, aqua cultural, grove, horticultural, floricultural, tropical piscicultural, tropical fish farm products, nonresident persons regulated by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, disabled persons, the aged, and widows with minor dependents, disabled veterans of any war or their un-remarried spouses, religious tenets, charitable organizations, occasional sales, fund raising, and mobile home setup operations. Please refer to Florida Statutes, Title XIV, Chapter 205 for a complete description of these exemptions. The website is

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1. What is the Local Business Tax?
2. Who is required to pay the Local Business Tax?
3. How do I apply for the Local Business Tax?
4. Am I exempt from paying the local business tax?
5. What is the Enterprise Zone and do I qualify for a discount?
6. What type of Local Business Tax(es) am I required to pay?
7. Does the Local Business Tax require renewal?
8. I am starting a business on April 1st. Do I have to pay the full years tax?
9. When will I receive my Local Business Tax Receipt?
10. I am selling my business/transferring ownership. Is my license transferable?
11. I am moving my business to another location. Will I need a new local business tax receipt?