City of Dunwoody offers occupational tax amnesty

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The program waives penalties and interest for Dunwoody businesses that owe occupational taxes.

The City of Dunwoody is encouraging compliance by businesses that have fallen behind on occupational taxes with an amnesty program that provides relief from penalties and interest.

The amnesty program starts on October 28 and runs until November 22. Registered and unregistered businesses in Dunwoody can take advantage of this one-time opportunity to have penalties waived and interest for occupational taxes that were due in April of 2019 and prior years.

“This program is to assist businesses that owe back taxes and bring their accounts current,” said Dunwoody Assistant City Manager Jay Vinicki. “The city also wants to hear from those that are no longer in business, have sold the business or relocated so records can be updated.”

Businesses that operate within Dunwoody city limits are required by city ordinance to have a 2019 occupational tax certificate. To participate in the amnesty program businesses must complete an occupational tax certificate application and pay taxes for all past due years by November 22, 2019. For multiple years, businesses must complete a form for each year.

“City staff are often asked about home-based businesses. City tax and license requirements also apply to them. In almost all cases, businesses located within the City of Dunwoody, whether at a commercial or residential location, require an occupational tax certificate,” Vinicki added.

The forms are available the city’s website (www.dunwoodyga.gov) and at Dunwoody City Hall (4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road). For questions or help with calculations, call 678-382-6700 or email businesstax@dunwoodyga.gov.

There will be no refunds for penalties and interest paid prior to the amnesty program or after November 22.

For more information regarding the City of Dunwoody, please contact Jennifer Boettcher, Communications Director: 678.382.6881, Jennifer.Boettcher@dunwoodyga.gov.