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The City recently selected MuniServices as a partner to assist the City's staff in processing business licenses and collecting the annual business license tax, which is based on a business's gross receipts.  If you are a Brisbane business owner, you probably have received by now a letter that looks like the one pictured right (click to enlarge).  This letter informs business owners that the City is extending the grace period to submit payment without penalties until February 29, 2016.  It also states that a renewal package will be sent in January with a form customized for their business.  Upon receipt of the renewal package, please review it carefully and notify MuniServices of any changes needed to your account.  For any questions, please call MuniServices at 1-866-240-3665 or e-mail bizlicensesupport@muniservices.com.  Thank you for your patience as this transition gets underway!

The City recently selected MuniServices as a partner to assist the City's staff in processing business licenses and collecting the annual business license tax, which is based on a business's gross receipts.  If you are a Brisbane business owner, you probably have received by now a letter that looks like the one pictured right (click to enlarge).  This letter informs business owners that the City is extending the grace period to submit payment without penalties until February 29, 2016.  It also states that a renewal package will be sent in January with a form customized for their business.  Upon receipt of the renewal package, please review it carefully and notify MuniServices of any changes needed to your account.  For any questions, please call MuniServices at 1-866-240-3665 or e-mail bizlicensesupport@muniservices.com .  Thank you for your patience as this transition gets underway! - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/business-license-letter#sthash.4NJtjT7B.dpuf
The City recently selected MuniServices as a partner to assist the City's staff in processing business licenses and collecting the annual business license tax, which is based on a business's gross receipts.  If you are a Brisbane business owner, you probably have received by now a letter that looks like the one pictured right (click to enlarge).  This letter informs business owners that the City is extending the grace period to submit payment without penalties until February 29, 2016.  It also states that a renewal package will be sent in January with a form customized for their business.  Upon receipt of the renewal package, please review it carefully and notify MuniServices of any changes needed to your account.  For any questions, please call MuniServices at 1-866-240-3665 or e-mail bizlicensesupport@muniservices.com .  Thank you for your patience as this transition gets underway! - See more at: http://brisbaneca.org/business-license-letter#sthash.4NJtjT7B.dpuf

Any person engaging in business in the City must first apply and receive a business license from MuniServices and pay the business license fee.  Any business having its location or mailing address in the City of Brisbane or any out of town business operating in the City is required to maintain an active business license with the City of Brisbane.  See the tables below for the approximate business license fee you will need to pay:

If Gross Receipts Are:

Over

But Not More Than

Business License
Tax Shall Be

$ 0

$ 50,000

$ 50

50,000  

75,000  

75  

75,000  

100,000  

100  

100,000  

150,000  

125  

150,000  

250,000  

150  

250,000  

350,000  

175  

350,000  

450,000  

200  

450,000  

550,000  

225  

550,000  

700,000  

250  

700,000  

1,000,000  

300  

1,000,000  

1,500,000  

350  

1,500,000  

2,000,000  

400  

  

If Gross Receipts Are:

Over

But Not More Than

Business License
Tax Shall Be

$ 2,000,000

$ 3,000,000

$ 500 plus 20¢ per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $2,000,000 and up to $3,000,000

3,000,000  

4,000,000  

700 plus 15¢ per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $3,000,000 and up to $4,000,000

4,000,000  

5,000,000  

850 plus 10¢ per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $4,000,000 and up to $5,000,000

5,000,000  

10,000,000  

1,050 plus 5¢ per $1,000 or fraction thereof over $5,000,000 and up to $10,000,000

10,000,000  

and over

The City will calculate the tax due based on 7.5¢ per $100, reduced by a credit for sales tax received by the City from the same business, with a min. of $1,300 and max. of $35,000.  (After 2012, the maximum will subject to adjustment for increases in the Consumer Price Index).


How do I obtain a business license?
Please call MuniServices at 1-866-240-3665 or e-mail bizlicensesupport@muniservices.com.

Each business license is reviewed by the Planning Department and the Fire Department, and in some select cases the Police Department, before a license is issued.

Licenses are not transferable.  If you sell your business, it is your responsibility to notify MuniServices so your license may be closed.