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The Business Tax Division is comprised of seven employees. There are four Business Tax Inspectors assigned to specific areas in the City of Tampa who are responsible for compliance with Business Tax regulations and the identification of new businesses. Along with a Business Tax Supervisor, there is are two Customer Service Representatives who answer inquiries by phone, the internet and service walk-in taxpayers who wish to pay their business taxes. The Business Tax Office is located in the German American Club (Ybor Service Center) at 2105 North Nebraska Avenue on the Ground Floor level.

Rental Certificate Information:

The Business Tax Division is responsible for the collection of Rental Certificate fees in the City of Tampa. These fees are required under Chapter 19 of the City of Tampa Code for dwellings or units that are used as rental properties to ensure compliance with housing standards. Neighborhood Enhancement Division handles the on-site inspections of rental properties and coordinates with the Business Tax Division on maintaining accurate data bases on existing rental properties in the City of Tampa.

Business Operating Permits Information:

The Business Tax Division also administers the issuance of Business Operating permits to certain regulated businesses defined by Chapter 6 of the City of Tampa Code, "To protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public through the administration and regulation of certain businesses". The Business Tax Division coordinates this application process with the other City departments to ensure current zoning requirements are met and the necessary background checks are completed.

General Information:

The Business Tax Division also receives and processes Pain Management Clinic applications and applications of vacant property under the foreclosure registry ordinance.