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Business Tax Receipt (formerly Occupational License or Business license)
We recommend you obtaining your BTR with us first especially if the business is home-based.
BTR is non- refundable.
Chapter 7 Section 7-2-1 (a) No person shall engage in or manage the business, profession or occupation or exercise any privilege mentioned and designated in this chapter, unless a city local business tax receipt shall have been procured from the city treasurer by the payment of the local business taxes set opposite such designation of the business, profession, occupation or privilege as set forth in this chapter.
(b) The persons upon whom the local business tax shall be levied shall be construed to be the following:
(1) Any person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city for the privilege of engaging in or managing any business within the city's jurisdiction;
(2) Any person who maintains a permanent business location or branch office within the city for the privilege of engaging in or managing any profession or occupation within the city's jurisdiction;
(3) Any person who does not qualify under the provisions of (1) or (2) above and who transacts any business or engages in any occupation or profession in interstate commerce where such a local business tax is not prohibited by Section 8 of Article I of the United States Constitution.
Rates varies please refer to City ordinance Chapter 7-2 section 7-2-9
Local BTR expires on the thirtieth day of September each year.
Yes, the county BTR is required to conduct business in Escambia County. Because the business is within the city limits you’re required to have both.
Send notification of closure of your business in writing via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: City of Pensacola local Business Tax PO Box 12910 Pensacola FL 32521-0015.
Non-profit organizations are exempt from BTR.