— Field Agents from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office are in the process of collecting delinquent Business Tax Receipts (BTR). Formally known as an Occupational License, BTRs are required to conduct business in Okaloosa County. Field Agents will call on delinquent businesses and identify themselves as “Deputy Tax Collectors.” The Field Agents will not only fully identify themselves and their department, but they will only call during business hours Monday through Friday. 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 Field Services or JAllen@OkaloosaTax.com.