Fort Lauderdale

Broward County Business Tax

Broward County Business Tax Promotes Prosperity

Each year more than 200,000 new businesses open their doors in South Florida.  In addition to the City of Fort Lauderdale business tax, Broward County also collects a business tax, renewable annually, in support of a business-friendly environment that promotes prosperity.

The Local Business Tax (formerly known as Occupational License) is required of any individual or entity choosing to engage in or manage any business, profession or occupation in Broward County, unless specifically exempted.

When you pay a Local Business Tax, you receive a Local Business Tax Receipt, which is valid for one year, from October 1 through September 30. Tax rates vary, depending on your business classification.

We take the confusion out of your county business tax

In Broward County, a business that is also located within a municipality (such as Fort Lauderdale or Sunrise) is required to obtain both a City Business Tax receipt and a County Business Tax receipt.

Renewal notices are mailed to the address on record every year on July 1 to the current, valid Local Business Tax Receipt holder. If you do not renew your Local Business Tax Receipt by September 30, it becomes delinquent. October 1, you will be assessed a penalty if you attempt to renew for the following year.

If you do not receive your renewal notice, you should contact the Broward County Call Center at 954-831-4000.

Taxpayers involved with short-term rentals may be required to pay a Tourist Development Tax.

To get started, we recommend you review the business categories and associated taxes or fees to determine which are applicable to you.

Or contact your Office Edge Fort Lauderdale team for assistance. We’ve helped countless business clients apply, and renew each year, successfully and painlessly.