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SEPTEMBER 30th PAYMENT DEADLINE


SEPTEMBER 30th PAYMENT DEADLINE


BUSINESS TAX RENEWAL DEADLINE NEARS

BARTOW, Florida/ PR Free/ May 4, 2007

The Polk County Tax Collector's Office reports that September 30 is the deadline for local business tax receipts, previously referred to as occupational licenses. All businesses operating in Polk County have until the end of the month to renew their county business tax receipt.

In late July, the Tax Collector's Office mailed over 40,000 tax renewal packages to businesses throughout Polk County. To date, over 41,955 active accounts are registered on the tax roll, up from 40,947 a year ago.

County business taxes are collected by the Tax Collector's Office. Over the past twelve months, over $1.7 million was collected in business tax.

Any businesses operating in Polk County without a county business tax receipt should immediately contact the Tax Collector's Office at 863-534-4700 or online at www.polktaxes.com. Failure to timely renewal or obtain an initial license will result in substantial penalties.

To report businesses operating in Polk County without a county business tax receipt, please telephone the Tax Collector's Toll Free Hotline at 1-866-687-8876.

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