Occupational Tax Division

Feel free to pick up or submit occupational tax applications anytime during normal business hours.

Note to Business Owners

Welcome to the City of McDonough and thank you for choosing the "Geranium City" as a location for your business.

Every business in the City must apply for an Occupational Tax Certificate and renew it annually. Please feel free to visit us if you need assistance in completing the form. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will be glad to assist you. We look forward to meeting you!

Location Confirmation

Prior to submitting an application, please verify that the physical address of your business is within city limits. Two different zip codes (30252 and 30253) have McDonough mailing addresses; however, they may not necessarily be located inside the City.

Please contact the Community Development Department at 678-432- 4622 to have your location confirmed. This office may also confirm whether your business is in compliance with the zoning code for the location and any other building code requirements. There are separate requirements for home-based businesses.

Tax Exemptions

The following are exempt from paying Occupational Taxes:

  • Any Non Profit Organization (will need to provide a copy of your 501C letter)
  • Disabled Veterans (will need to provide a copy of your Certificate of Exemption)

Tax Certificates

You only need one occupational tax certificate to conduct business; if you are within city limits, you do not need to get a certificate from Henry County.

Certificates expire December 31st each year. Late fees will be charged after January 15th.

More Information

If you have any questions regarding your business, please email our Occupational Tax Clerk.

Visit our Applications and Forms page for relevant document. 

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