January 02, 2020
***Update: Due to COVID-19, the business occupational tax payment deadline has been extended through Sunday, May 31, 2020.
Businesses in the City of Johns Creek have until March 31, 2020, to renew their business tax certificates.
Businesses can renew their business tax certificates by submitting a business tax return with full payment of all fees and taxes. Renewals can be completed in-person at City Hall, 11360 Lakefield Drive (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or through the online portal on the City website
. Instructions to renew online are available here
The City mailed renewal applications the last week of December. Failure to receive a renewal application does not relieve a business of responsibility to pay its business tax by the deadline. Late payments are subject to a 10 percent penalty and interest of 1.5 percent a month. Business tax certificates, commonly called business licenses, will be considered on time if they are postmarked by March 31.
Certificates are valid for a calendar year, Jan. 1 to Dec. 31.
When business owners submit their tax certificate application, they can also include their business website address, which will then be included in the City’s online business directory and therefore help citizens find and learn more about our local businesses.