Applying for a Business Tax Receipt

Among  the obligations faced when opening a new business location, Palm Beach County requires registering and paying a tax. When we opened our marketing business's new office location we had to go through this process. Unlike getting registered with the State, where you can do everything online, applying for a Business Tax Receipt requires showing up at one of the county tax collector offices. The closest one to Boca is on Congress in Delray, south of Atlantic Avenue, in the county complex.

Before a business can officially open it's doors here in Boca Raton there are a number of obligations that need to be fulfilled with the State of Florida, Palm Beach County and City Hall. I've described what we had to do at Massive Impressions when we opened our marketing company in Boca Raton. For me it was a four step process involving online registration with the State, two in-person visits to City Hall, and one visit to the County Tax Collector's Office.

We recently opened a marketing company office in Boca Raton after having worked out of our home offices previously.  It wasn't as simple as I expected it to be, so I thought I'd share what steps I had to take, the obstacles I encountered and what I had to do to make it happen. You can't open a new office without finding a location first. We had to choose where we were going to put our offices.