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Barbara Ford-Coates - Florida Tax Collector serving Sarasota County
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Existing Accounts

The business tax year is from October through September. Bills are sent by mid-July and payments are due by September 30th. Beginning in October, unpaid accounts are delinquent, and penalties accrue.

Business Tax Receipt
You may print a business tax receipt at any time.

Change of Address
If your business has a change in mailing address or location, please complete the Business Tax Address Change form.

Out of Business
If you are going out of business, please contact our office at 941.861.8300, option 3 or email us as soon as possible.

Purchase of an Existing Business
If you purchase an existing business, you will need to register the business and pay the tax. See the New Account page for more information.

How to Pay the Annual Tax
​The easiest and quickest way to pay is online and no password or registration is required. There are numerous payment options. If you pay online, you can print a business tax receipt one business day later. If you pay by mail, please allow a week before printing the receipt. Under Florida law, some businesses and individuals may be exempt from paying the business tax following completion of a Business Tax Exemption Affidavit.