What Is the Penalty for Failure to Pay the Business Tax?

For any person who engages in any business within the City without first obtaining a BTR, the penalty is up to 25% of the business tax due, in addition to any other penalty provided by law or ordinance. Persons who do not pay the required taxes within 150 days after initial notice of the tax being due are subject to a penalty equal to the annual amount of the Business Tax or $250.00, whichever is less, in addition to possible civil action and penalties. Penalties cannot be waived as the City Code does not provide for administrative relief by staff, administrators or elected officials. 

Schedule  - Percentage Added to Toal Renewal Tax
(For illustration, based on the original fee of $150.00) 

Penalty Percentage10%15%20%25%
Total Renewal Tax Example

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1. How do I to make an online payment?
2. Do I Need a Business Tax Receipt for a Home-Based Business?
3. Where Can I Obtain a Certificate of Use and/or a Business Tax Receipt Application?
4. Do Business Tax Receipts Expire?
5. Is There a Different Price for a Full and Half Year Tax Receipts?
6. How Do I Renew?
7. Who Should I Contact for Zoning Information?
8. Where Do I Post My Tax Receipt?
9. What Is the Penalty for Failure to Pay the Business Tax?
10. Can I Transfer my Business Tax Receipt (BTR) to a New Location and/or to a New Owner?
11. What Type of Materials Will I Need to Fill Out the Business Tax Application?
12. Do I Still Need a Broward County Business Tax Receipt?
13. Is a Business Tax Receipt Required?