Who must pay the Business Tax?
Do I need to go to Seminole County for a County Business Tax Receipt?
Where can I get a Business Tax Receipt Application?
Who is exempt from the Business Tax?
Sections 205.162, 205.171, and 205.192, Florida Statutes provide certain exemptions from the Business Tax Receipt cost, such as:
How do I obtain zoning approval?
It is the responsibility of all businesses located in the city of Winter Springs to receive zoning approval prior to conducting business. To check zoning requirements for your location you may call Amanda Webb at 407-327-5967 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I buy an existing business?
If you purchase an existing business, you will need to:
A corrected Business Tax Receipt must be issued. [If your occupation is regulated by the Department of Professional Regulations, State of Florida, or any other regulatory boards, you must present a corrected copy of the certification or registration, showing the changes before the Business Tax Receipt may be transferred.]
What if I change locations?
What if I have multiple locations in Winter Springs?
Businesses with multiple locations in Winter Springs are required to have a Business Tax Receipt for each location.
What if I don't pay before October 1?
Florida Statutes provide that a late renewal must include a penalty of 10% for the month of October, plus an additional 5% penalty for each month of delinquency thereafter until paid, not to exceed 25% of the Business Tax. If you conduct business without a Business Tax Receipt, you will be subject to a penalty of 25% of the tax due plus additional penalties. In addition, operating without a Business Tax Receipt is a misdemeanor punishable by a $250 fine if not in compliance within 150 days of notice of the amount due.
What if I go out of business?
Notify the City of Winter Springs in writing, and provide the Business Tax Receipt so that your account will be deactivated.
Where can I renew my Business Tax Receipt
Where should I display the Business Tax Receipt?
The Receipt must be displayed conspicuously at the place of business, visible to the public, and to a Field Compliance Officer.
When is a Business Tax Receipt required?
The Business Tax Receipt is required before a business begins operation.
When does the County Business Tax Receipt expire?
Annually, on September 30.
When is a "Fictitious Name" filing required?
How do I obtain a Sales Tax Number and/or a FEIN?
How long does it take to get a Business Tax Receipt?
Business Tax Receipts are issued upon receipt of payment providing all required documents have been received. In some cases, the application may require additional review time which may result in a 24-48 hour processing time.
How do I renew the Business Tax Receipt?There are several convenient ways to renew your Business Tax Receipt:
How do I know whether my business is 'regulated' or 'non-regulated'?
"Regulated" businesses are defined as those requiring state licensing, regulation, certification or registration. Regulated businesses will be required to show proof of all required regulatory licenses prior to being issued a City/County Business Tax Receipt.
What if I have questions about my Business Tax Receipt?
If you have questions about obtaining your Business Tax Receipt or about any of the documents required to obtain your Business Tax Receipt you may contact Alex Mestre, Assistant Utility Billing Manager, by e-mail at email@example.com or at 407-327-8961.