In accordance with CDC recommendations, the Business Tax Office is limiting face-to-face interactions. WE REMAIN OPEN and continue to provide the services you need.
Beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020, all in-person transactions will be by APPOINTMENT-ONLY. Please click the "Make Appointment" button below to schedule. If you have any questions regarding this new process, feel free to contact us by phone or email.
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.
Need to renew a Business Tax? Click here.
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