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Business Tax Fees

Business Tax Fees
The business tax must be paid within 45 days of beginning operation or a 25% penalty will be assessed. The tax year is October through September.

If a business begins operation in the last half of the tax year (on or after April 1st) only one-half of the annual tax is due. If a business has been in operation longer than 45 days, please contact our office at 941.861.8300, option 3 for the amount due.

Sarasota County Business Tax Receipt Fees
    Full Year
Oct 1 - Sept 30
Half Year
Apr 1 - Sept 30
Advertising Space Renters Each $3.15 $1.58
Amusement Recreational   $15.75 $7.88
Attorney   $25.00 $12.50
Blanket Promoter   $525.00 $262.50
Cemetery   $157.50 $78.75
Circus/Traveling Show Per Day $236.25 $236.25
Contractor Based on # of Employees    
  1-10 $11.81 $5.90
  11-20 $23.62 $11.81
  21-30 $35.43 $17.72
  31-40 $47.25 $23.62
  41-50 $59.06 $29.53
  51-100 $196.87 $98.44
  101-150 $295.32 $147.66
  151-200 $393.75 $196.88
  200 or more $492.19 $246.10
Dance/Entertainment   $236.25 $118.12
  One Night Only $157.50 $78.75
Eat/Drink Establish Based on # of Seats    
  0-30 $19.68 $9.84
  31-74 $39.37 $19.68
  75-149 $59.06 $29.53
  150 or more $78.75 $39.38
  Drive in curb service add $63.00 $31.50
Exhibits/Museum   $236.25 $118.12
Finance/Lending/Investment   $78.75 $39.38
Fortune Teller/Reader/Etc.   $236.25 $118.12
Insurance Adjuster   $15.75 $7.88
Junk Dealer/Landfill/Scrap   $105.00 $52.50
LP Dealer/Install   $131.25 $65.62
Manufacturing Based on # of Employees    
  1-10 $19.68 $9.84
  11-20 $39.37 $19.68
  21-30 $59.06 $29.53
  31-40 $78.75 $39.38
  41-50 $118.12 $59.06
  51 or more $196.87 $98.44
Pawn Broker   $354.37 $177.18
Professional   $31.50 $15.75
Rental Accommodations $1.57/Unit, $15.75 Minimum $15.75 $7.88
Service/Retail Based on # of Employees    
  1-5 $14.43 $7.22
  6-10 $35.43 $17.72
  11-15 $52.50 $26.25
  16-20 $73.50 $36.75
  20 or more $98.43 $49.22
Theater Based on Population $393.75 $196.88
Utility/TV Based on # of Customers $472.50 $236.25
Vending Amustment/Merch.Svc <35 Each Unit $5.25 $2.62
Vending Amustment/Merch.Svc 35+ Operator $157.50 $78.75
  Plus Additional Per Unit $1.57 $0.78
Vending - Laundry Machines Each Unit $1.57 $0.78
Wholesale/Trading/Brokering   $31.50 $15.75
Water/Sewer Based on # Customers $472.50 $236.25

For a print-friendly version, click Business Tax Fee Schedule.