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Business Tax Receipt

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Public Vehicle Certificates
Do you operate a public vehicle(s) used for transportation for hire of up to 29 passengers including the driver where new fares begin within St. Petersburg City limits? If so you need a public vehicle certificate, learn more at 

Fictitious Name Registration   

This registration must be completed prior to an application for a Business tax receipt. This does not apply to corporations or to those certified with DB&PR. You may register on-line at or contact them at 850-488-9000.   

Public Service Tax
If you are collecting a Public Service Tax for the sale of Metered or Bottled Gas and/or Fuel Oil you will need to submit this form on a monthly basis.

Applying Fertilizer - If you are applying fertilizer you must obtain a certificate of training through Pinellas County Extensions before we can add this type of service to your business tax certificate. For details

Federal Employer Identification Number / Social Security Number
Florida Statues require that you provide us with either your business' Federal Employer Identification number or your social security number. 1-800-829-4933.

State Registration
The State of Florida requires various businesses to register with the Department of Agriculture. Division of Consumer Services, 1-800-435-7352

If you wish to file as a corporation, contact: The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, PO Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314. Phone: 850-488-9000

Social Security Tax
For social security tax information, contact the Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213, Local office: 727-893-3176

State Sales Tax Number
To apply for a state sales tax number, contact: Department of Revenue, Sales Tax Division, 19337 US Highway 19 N., Suite 200, Clearwater FL 34624-3149 Phone: 727-538-7400

Workers' Compensation
The office for Workers' Compensation, is at 1313 Tampa Street #503, Tampa, FL 33602 Phone: 813-221-6506

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