Cobb has a new requirement for business owners that they provide back-up documentation of their total gross receipts to receive their 2018 Cobb business licenses. AJC file photo

Cobb adds new rule for 2018 business licenses

Now back-up documentation of total gross receipts is required of those seeking to renew their 2018 Cobb County business licenses.

Fees are based upon the amount of total gross receipts of the business for the past calendar year in the state of Georgia.

Among the acceptable gross revenue reports are Georgia sales tax returns, in-house sales reports, profit-and-loss statements for the previous calendar year, the most recent IRS tax return filed or an affidavit from an accountant stating the gross receipts for the previous calendar year.

Renewal of an occupation tax certificate/business license should be completed before the expiration date of December 31 of each calendar year by mail or in person - even if the back-up documents are not available.

Penalties for not renewing by December 31 include 1.5 percent per month of the tax amount owed, beginning February 1 each year, and 10 percent of the tax amount owed if not paid by April 1 each year.

Online business license renewals are available only to those who received a renewal packet that includes an online payment option and a PIN number.

Otherwise, renewal documents may be mailed, in the envelope provided, to Cobb County Business License Division, P.O. Box 649, Marietta, GA 30061-0649.

Also, renewals may be made in person:

  • 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at the Cobb County Business License Office, 1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 400, Marietta.
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at the South Cobb Service Center, 4700 Austell Road, Austell.


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