Business / Occupational Licensing & Registration

Rate Change Effective 10/1/17

Pursuant to Ordinance No. 1894 Fiscal Year 2017:

Beginning October 1, 2017 : the rate at which Occupational License Fee (Payroll Tax) will be calculated will be 1.90%.

Beginning October 1, 2017 : the rate at which the Net Profit License Fee (annual license fee return) will be calculated will be 1.75%.

The net profit license fee rate change will affect returns for tax year ending after September 30, 2017. Net profit license fee returns due by April 15, 2018 submitted for the tax year of January 1, 2017-December 31, 2017 will be calculated at 1.75%.

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Special Event Permit

Any person, firm, business entity, nonprofit organization or corporation engaging in the business of promoting, operating, or otherwise conducting a temporary event such as a festival or a special event defined in Section 14-102 that leases, rents or otherwise provides the use of temporary booths, stalls or other like spaces to any person, firm, business entity, organization, corporation or combination thereof, unless otherwise subject to occupational license taxation in the City outside of the special event permitted period and location, but shall be required to pay a special event permit fee of ($25.00) per booth/stall/space leased, rented or otherwise provided, and such permit shall be valid for a period not to exceed five (5) days and shall be valid only for operations at the permitted location.  The following regulations shall also apply, see Ordinance No. 1882 & Occupational License Ordinance .

Special Event Permit Report to be submitted 5 business days prior to the event. Note: If someone indicates they have a Business License please confirm that it is a City of Danville Business License as a license from another jurisdiction is not applicable.  Questions please contact Bridgette Lester, Director of Codes Enforcement at 859-936-6840.

Kentucky Business Guide

The Kentucky Business Guide has been developed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to help direct you through the maze of business start-up questions. It contains information on the basic federal, state and local licensing and tax requirements for a new business. Also included is contact information for a number of government agencies that can provide additional information or assistance.

Boyle County Fiscal Court

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