The City of Lakeland requires all business located and/or operating inside the city limits pay an annual Business Tax. A receipt for payment of the Business Tax is commonly referred to as a Business Tax "Receipt." Payment of such tax, however, does not constitute approval or certification or licensure by any governing authority responsible for overseeing or regulating a trade, practice, activity or service, etc.
Most Business Tax fees are based on square footage, numbers of workers and/or category of profession. Actual Business Tax fees are determined after contact with the Business Tax Office. In addition, if a business location is inside the city limits, Business Tax Receipts from both the City of Lakeland and Polk County are required.
Reminder: the appropriate zoning designation is necessary for ALL businesses, including home businesses.
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To apply for Business Tax Receipts, contact:
|State Sales Tax Number|| Florida Department of Revenue
115 S. Missouri Avenue, #202
Lakeland, FL 33801
Social Security Number or
| Internal Revenue Service
2133 Harden Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33803