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Exempt Business Tax - Disclaimer

Effective July 1, 2006, Florida law requires government websites to post the following disclaimer: E-mail addresses are public record under Florida Law and are not exempt from public-records requirements. If you do not want your e-mail address to be subject to being released pursuant to a public-records request do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by telephone or in writing, via the United States Postal Service.


exempt county local business tax receipt can be renewed by way of email if there are no changes to the account.

Any changes in ownership, business name, location, mailing address, activities, etc., need to be documented in person at anyone of the Tax Collector's Service Centers or can be accomplished through the mail (for more information review the renewal materials mailed to you or telephone 863-534-4700).

By sending an email to the Tax Collector's Office to renew a county local business tax receipt, the holder of the tax receipt makes the following Application Affidavit:

I have read, understand and acknowledge the following: This is an application for an annual county local business tax receipt and that by sending an email to renew an exempt business tax receipt I swear the information provided on this application is current, true and correct; The privilege to conduct business in Polk County, Florida is limited to the activities, professions and/or occupations identified on the county local business tax receipt; A local business tax receipt does not waive local, state or federal laws and/or requirements, including any licensing, registration, and/or certification requirements; The holder of a local business tax receipt must adhere to all local, state and federal laws and requirements, including, but not limited to, local codes and zoning restrictions; The applicant is required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number or Social Security Number to the Tax Collector pursuant to F.S. 205.0535(5); The applicant will only do business under their legal name or has provided a fictitious name registration number to the Tax Collector or will not engage in business until a fictitious name registration number is obtained from the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations; The holder of a county local business tax receipt must report changes in business name, ownership and/or location, as well as any changes affecting their status as a county local business tax receipt holder, to the Tax Collector; and, Providing false information on this application is a criminal offense subject to prosecution.

Attention: Your email must include a written request to renew your exempt county local business tax receipt, your County Local Business Tax Receipt Number and a contact telephone number.

Click here to renew an exempt county local tax receipt by way of email...