2017 Business Tax Receipt Renewal Notices
The Business Collections Department from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office is in the process of sending out renewal notices for 2017 Business Tax Receipts (BTR). Formally known as an Occupational License, BTRs are required to conduct business in Okaloosa County. Until this year, the renewal letter would give detailed instructions of how and where the renewal could be completed.
This year the renewal process has changed in a way that will save time and money. Director of Business Collections Joshua Allen says, “Because we are now mailing postcards instead of a full page renewal, we are saving the Taxpayers thousands of dollars in inventory and postage.” He continues, “Because we are not supplying a return envelope, it will encourage more customers to pay online.” Okaloosa County Tax Collector Ben Anderson says, “Online payments are safe and convenient and will ultimately cut down on long lines in our branches.” Anderson added, “Taxpayers can use E-check, which is a FREE online payment option.”
The local Business Tax Receipt is for businesses that provide merchandise, entertainment, or services to the public, even if only a one-person company or home-based business.
For those whose Business Tax Receipt has expired, it should be renewed as soon as possible to avoid additional penalties. Business Tax Receipts can be paid at any Okaloosa County Tax Collector Branch, online at www.OkaloosaTax.com, or by phone at 651-7300. Inquiries should be directed to Joshua Allen, Director of Business Collections or JAllen@OkaloosaTax.com.