What are the due dates and penalties for business tax receipt invoices?

The State of Florida has established the tax year as October 1 through September 30. Invoices for the next tax year are mailed the last week of June and are due September 30 or the next business day thereafter, should September 30 fall on a weekend. Penalties are then added as follows, and additional invoices mailed reflecting the current total due at that point:

Payment DatePenalty Due
Paid on or After October 1
Additional 10% Penalty Due
Paid on or After November 1
Additional 5% Penalty Due (15%)
Paid on or After December 1
Additional 5% Penalty Due (20%)
Paid on or After January 1
Additional 5% Penalty Due (25%)
Paid February 1 through February 28
Additional $250 Penalty Due (In Addition to the 25% Penalty). Further action may be taken through Code Enforcement for any operating business that fails to pay after this point.


Failure to receive an invoice is not a valid reason for nonpayment of your local business tax.

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1. What is a local business tax receipt?
2. Why do I need a professional tax receipt?
3. Who must have a local business tax receipt and professional tax receipt?
4. How much are business tax receipt fees?
5. What are the due dates and penalties for business tax receipt invoices?
6. How do I know if my location is in the city limits of Maitland?
7. I work from my home, do I need a local business tax receipt?
8. Customers don’t visit my business location, or I don’t sell goods directly to customers, do I need a local business tax receipt?
9. I don’t consider my legal entity to be a “business” – property or other assets are owned under that legal name. Do I need a local business tax receipt?
10. How do I apply for a local business tax receipt?
11. How long will it take to get my local business tax receipt after I have paid for it?
12. I have just moved to Maitland, will I need a Maitland local business tax receipt?
13. After I receive my Maitland tax receipt, will I need any other tax receipts?
14. I was recently notified that I needed to obtain a local business tax receipt, but my business was already operating. Do I need to pay for previous years?
15. Do I have to display my local business tax receipt?
16. What is a fictitious name and do I need one?
17. I am over 65, am I exempt?
18. Are non-profit organizations exempt?