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Local Business Tax

In order to operate a business in Hollywood, you will need to apply for and obtain a local business tax receipt. Whether your business is operated from a commercial location or is home-based, a local business tax receipt is required pursuant to both state and local laws.

Customer Service & Office Hours
Customer Service representatives are available to assist with local business taxes, business classification, estimated local business tax fees, answering questions pertaining to applying for a local business tax receipt, state and county licensing and certification requirements. Please contact us:

  • In person: Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Boulevard, Room 103 (first floor)
  • By phone: 954.921.3225
  • Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Half Year Fee Policy
If you apply for your local business tax receipt on or after April 1 of the local business tax year, you are required to pay only 50 percent of the annual amount that would normally be due. The local business tax year is equal to the City's fiscal year which runs from October 1 to September 30 of the following year.

Receiving & Posting Your Local Business Tax Receipt
Once your payment is received, your local business tax receipt will be mailed to you in approximately one week. Once you receive your local business tax receipt, it must be posted in a conspicuous place and visible to public inspection, usually at the front entrance.

New or Transferred Businesses
If you are opening a new business in the City of Hollywood, you will need to apply for a local business tax receipt in person at City Hall.

Annual Renewal Of Your Local Business Tax Receipt
Local business tax receipt are valid from October 1 through September 30 each year. Prior to expiration and as a courtesy, the City will mail you a reminder notice to renew your local business tax receipt for the next year. Your new local business tax receipt will be issued upon receipt of your payment of the annual renewal.

Tax Deductible Contribution Opportunity
Through the Excellence in Education Grant Program, the City of Hollywood annually funds monetary grants to teachers in support of original and innovative programming in public schools.  The programming addresses needs for which funding is not available through state, federal or district revenues.  Businesses have an opportunity to make a difference with a voluntary tax deductible contribution.  Donations may be made by the following methods:

Online:

MAKE A VOLUNTARY DONATION

By Mail:
City of Hollywood
Treasury Services Division
Attn: Education Grant
Room 103
PO Box 229045
Hollywood, FL 33022-9045
Please make check payable to "City of Hollywood"

Changing Your Business Address Or Name, Or Selling Your Business
You are responsible for notifying the Local Business Tax office if any of the following occurs:
  • The business owner's address changes.
  • The name of the business is changed.
  • The owner of the business changes.
  • You change your business address.