Do I have to renew my business tax receipt each year?

Yes, it is the business owner's responsibility to renew the local business tax receipt each year in a timely manner.  Renewals are due on or before September 30th of each year. The city will mail out courtesy renewal notices at the end of July each year based on the mailing address that we have on file.  The business tax year cycle is from October 1st through September 30th of each year and needs to be renewed annually.  

The annual fee is pro-rated after April 1st for a half-year based on date of registering the business and when the business was opened for operation/ lease agreement date.  

The renewal period is August 1st - September 30th each year.  

There are late penalty fees for past due renewals with the following schedule: 

  • October 10% 
  • November 15% 
  • December 20% 
  • January or later 25% penalty added to base fee

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1. If I'm thinking of starting a business within the city of Winter Garden, how do I start?
2. What type of business is allowed in particular district?
3. If my business is in a Commercial Zoned area, why must I complete a Land Use Review application?
4. What is the order of registering my business with the State, County and City?
5. If I'm operating a business from a Winter Garden, FL address must I get a Business Tax Receipt?
6. Why can I not register a PO Box or a Mailing Center address as my business location?
7. What happens if I don't register a business with the City of Winter Garden for a city address?
8. Do I have to renew my business tax receipt each year?
9. Do I need to get inspections for my business?
10. What is a Business Tax Receipt?
11. How much does a Business Tax Receipt cost?
12. When will my business tax receipt expire?
13. Do I need just one business tax receipt for my business?
14. If I have a City Business Tax Receipt, do I also need a County Business Tax Receipt?
15. How do I renew my Business Tax Receipt?
16. Who is exempt from paying for a Business Tax Receipt?
17. Are Business Tax Receipts transferable?
18. How long does it take to get a City Business Tax Receipt?