Refund Policy

The City of Hollywood grants payment refunds only if it appears that a local business tax payment was collected by mistake or error except in the following cases:
 
  • A business that has paid its renewal tax and goes out-of-business by October 1st, the start of the new local business tax year. A full refund will be granted if the written request is received by December 31st.
  • A new business that is issued a local business tax receipt for the first time and goes out-of-business within the first three months of opening. A refund of one-half of the annual tax may be granted upon written request within 90 days after the close of the business.
  • A new business that is issued a local business tax receipt for the first time and never opens. A refund may be granted upon written request within 90 days after the issuance of the local business tax receipt.
In these cases, the local business tax payment will be refunded less a service charge of $20 upon relinquishment of the local business tax receipt to the City, and verification by the City that the business never opened or went out-of-business.

Any other local business tax amounts past due and owed to the City by the local business tax receipt holder shall be paid first prior to any refund.

To request a refund in accordance with the City's refund policy as stated above, please contact Customer Service at 954.921.3225.