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DBA lets the public know who the real owner of a business is. The DBA is also called a Fictitious Business Name or Assumed Business Name. It helps protect consumer, so dishonest business owners can't try to avoid legal trouble by operating under a different name. When someone files a DBA, it's normally circulated in some kind of print newspaper (maybe you've noticed all those "fictitious business name" entries in the local classifieds). It lets the community know exactly who people are behind a business
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The City of McDonough's code of ordinances requires an occupational tax certificate to insure that businesses are being operated in the appropriately zoned districts and in accordance with all applicable codes.
The business hours are from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday (closed for lunch 12 pm-1 pm).
It depends on the type of business, but two forms of identification are required for all applicants: a valid driver's license and a birth certificate or passport. The new occupational tax forms (PDF) will have the required information listed.
The Occupational tax certificate is non-transferable. If you have moved your location within the city limits of McDonough, complete and submit a change of address form (PDF) to the Occupational Tax Department.
If you move your business location to another city or county, complete the closure of business form (PDF) and submit to the Occupational Tax Department to close your account. You will need to contact the other city or county to obtain your occupational tax certificate with that jurisdiction.
Certificates can be renewed beginning October 1st of each year.
The process varies based on the type of business, but in most cases you can obtain the occupational tax certificate the same day, if all the supporting documents are submitted.
Your certificate expires on December 31st of each year. There is a grace period until January 15. After January 15, a late fee of $100 will be assessed to your fees.
In general, there are two reasons why a business would obtain a DBA:
So back to my Spring Flowers business…I incorporated my business as Spring Flowers Gardening. My business will need to file a DBA in order to operate under "SpringFlowersGardening.com" or "Spring Flowers." Likewise, if I opened a Garden Shop, I'd need a DBA for "Spring Flowers Garden Shop." In short, you're encouraged to obtain a DBA to operate with any kind of variation of your original name.
Contact Henry County Superior Court at 770-288-8022.
The Tax Identification Number is required by the IRS if your business is taxed as a corporation, limited liability corporation (LLC) or a partnership; if you file employment taxes or if you have employees.
You can go to the IRS website or call Georgia Department of Revenue at 404-968-0480.
Georgia businesses selling items or services requiring the collection of state sales tax must register with the Georgia Department of Revenue Tax Center. It's important to understand that a resale number only entitles you to avoid sales tax for items that you will resell to customers.
E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.
An e-verify company ID is not the same as your Tax ID Number. It's a 6 digit number assigned to your businesses after you have enrolled in the program based on the number of employees.
Home-based businesses are normally used as administrative offices only.
Contact Community Development secretary at 678-432-4622 for questions regarding prohibited uses for home-based businesses.
The occupation tax is calculated based on annual gross receipts. Tax on gross receipts is based on the associated tax class for each business description. Once the gross receipts are provided for a 12 month period, the fees will be generated based on the tax class/type of business.
The fee for insurance companies per our city code is $100 per location.
Yes, non-profits are required to submit a renewal application every year the business is in operation, providing a copy of the IRS 501 (c) Registration of Exemptions
A listing of qualified practitioners of profession is available on McDonough code of ordinances Chapter 5.04.080 - Professionals as Classified in O.C.G.A. § 48-13-9(c) (1)-(c)(18).
Our office issues Alcohol Licenses, Filming Permits and Special Event- Alcohol Outdoor Event Permit as well as Notary Service.
Payments are accepted in the form of cash (exact amounts); business checks; personal checks; cashier's checks; money orders; debit and credit cards.
Phone payments can be made at 678-782-6225 but online payments are not available.
Contact Community Development secretary at 678-432-4622 for questions regarding all sign permits or banners.