Occupational Tax Renewal

The 2024 Occupational Tax Renewal notices will be mailed to all current business owners before December 31, 2023. 

Required for 2024 renewals:

  • Renewal application
  • Validation of Gross Receipts for 2023* (for profit businesses only)
  • SAVE Affidavit* with a copy of valid ID 
  • E-Verify Affidavit* with number of employees as of January 1
  • Emergency Contact form - if building ownership/business contacts have changed
Additional requirements may apply:

  • Copy of State Professional License (OCGA 36-60-6a)
  • Property Inspection documents (Multi-family)
  • County permits, driver history
  • Background check and/or fingerprints
  • Registered Agent update
  • Health inspection reports
  • Agricultural certificates

STEP 1:  Access your renewal application based on the TYPE of your business.  Read instructions thoroughly.

Click HERE to access the GENERAL, PROFESSIONAL OR HOME BASED Occupational Tax Renewal instructions and package, which are in fillable PDF format. The fillable form works best using the Chrome browser.

If you have an EXEMPT or NON-PROFIT business, click HERE for the Exempt Occupation Tax Renewal package.

If you have a Multi-Family Apartment Home Renewal, use the "General" application link above.

If you have a REGULATORY MASSAGE business, the renewal paperwork can be found HERE.  Other regulatory businesses should email occtax@duluthga.net for their specific renewal package. 

If you plan to move from one location to another location within City limits, please follow this link, Business Zoning & Use Verification Request,  to verify the proper Zoning and Building Construction type for your intended business use. Please obtain this approval PRIOR to signing any lease agreement

2024 Occupational Tax Calculation Worksheet

STEP 2:   Complete all forms provided.  Print and sign. Note that some forms require notarization and MUST be signed in the presence of a Notary.  Notary services are available at City Hall and there is no fee for this service.  

STEP 3:  "FOR PROFIT" businesses - determine the amount due.  Use the Calculation Worksheet above, or the Professional "flat fee" basis if eligible.

STEP 4: Submit forms and payment in one of the following ways:

  • By mail to City Hall, 3167 Main St., Duluth, GA 30096
  • Deliver in person to the above address, Monday - Friday from 8am-4pm
  • Electronic Submission, combine all required forms/attachments into one file to scan/email as electronic document to occtax@duluthga.net 

The City only processes applications that are 100% complete. Once all paperwork has been processed, if you have not included payment, you will receive an INVOICE via email. If paperwork is missing or incomplete, you will be emailed a request for further information.  For online payments visit www.duluthga.net/duluthlicense   April 30 is the deadline for payment without penalty.  Upon payment, your OTC will be mailed. 

The annual renewal season for Occupational Tax Certificates runs from January to April of each year and the timeline for processing can be up to 14 business days during this time.   Email any questions to the Occupational Tax Officer at occtax@duluthga.net.