Business Tax Receipt Renewal Deadline Approaching

The deadline to renew Business Tax Receipts (BTRs) is quickly approaching. Businesses may renew their BTRs anytime between now and September 30.

Businesses can make online payments at “Paying online is easy and secure, and there is no wait time,” said Scott Lunsford, Escambia County Tax Collector. E-checks and credit cards can be used for online transactions. Businesses also can make payments by mail or at one of four convenient offices.

Also, business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the installment plan for tangible personal property tax payments. By utilizing this plan, business owners with a tangible personal property tax bill of at least $100 can make four quarterly payments instead of one lump sum payment. Each quarterly bill will receive a different discount for early payment as prescribed by Florida Statutes. The quarterly payments are due by the last day of June, September, December and March. Paper applications are being accepted now, and businesses can apply online after November 1, 2017. The Installment Payment Plan application deadline for 2018 property taxes is April 30, 2018.

Lunsford said, “The installment program not only helps ease the financial burden on taxpayers by allowing them to spread out the payments, it also provides a discount for making payments on time.”

Find more information on the installment plan here.