Business Information

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The business information fields contain details about the business operations within Polk County.  The business information is pre-populated with the data from the Property Appraiser's system.  You do not need to enter anything in these fields unless the information is incorrect, incomplete, or has changed.  Click the "Edit Business Info" button to update the Business Information.



Business Name *

The name by which people know your business.

Doing Business As (DBA)

A notice that an individual, company, or organization is conducting business under a different name.

Federal ID (EIN)

A nine-digit number assigned to a business for tax reporting purposes.

SSN

The tax identification number for an individual is  his/her Social Security Number.  In the case of a sole proprietorship, a Social Security Number can be used as the business tax identification number.

Type of Business

Choose the description from the drop down menu that best describes the type of business.

Year You Began Business in This County

The 4-digit year that the business began operation in Polk County, Florida.

Date Your Fiscal Year Ends (e.g. 12/31, no year)

Enter the month and date that signifies the ending of your fiscal year.  For example, If your fiscal year ends on December 31st, enter 12/31.


NOTE:  Fiscal year denotes a 12-month period over which a company budgets its spending.  A fiscal year does not always begin in January and end in December; it may run over any period of 12 months.


Note:  If you need to update the Business Information click the "Edit Business Info" button, the dialog below will open.  Update the data, and click save.



If your fiscal year DOES Not end on 12/31, does this return reflect the calendar year?:  If your fiscal year does not end with the calendar year on December 31 and you are reporting based on the fiscal year,  be sure to UNCHECK this box.


Filed Return Last Year:  If a TPP return was filed with Polk County for this business last year, check the box.


Previous Return Name (if different), Previous Return Address (if different), Previous Return Address2, Previous Return City, Previous Return State, Previous Return Zip:  Only applies if you filed a return for the same location or assets under a different name last year.  If this does not apply to you, leave these fields blank.  


Did you purchase this business in the previous calendar year?:  If you purchased the business last year, check the box.  If the box is checked you must also enter the date you purchased the business (Date Business Purchased) and the name of the person who sold you the business (Seller's Name).  


Date Business Purchased:  If you purchased the business last year enter the date you purchased the business.


Seller's Name:  If you purchased the business last year enter the name of the person who sold you the business.  


Did you sell this business in the previous calendar year?:  If you sold the business last year, check the box.  If the box is checked, you must also enter the date you sold the business (Date Business Sold) and who you sold the business to (Buyer's Name).  


Date Business Sold:  If you sold the business last year enter the date you sold the business.


Buyer's Name:  If you sold the business last year enter the name of the person to whom you sold the business.  


Do you file a tangible return under any other name?  If you own another business or file a return under any other name check the box.  If the box is checked, you must also list the name under which you are filing another return.


Other Name:  If you own another business or file a return under any other name, list the name under which you are filing another return.



NOTE: If you were not in business as of January 1st, you may notify the Property Appraiser's office in one of the following three ways:


  1. Filing a return: Indicate the date you went out of business and the manner in which you disposed of your business assets. Remember, if you still have assets you must report them.
  2. Emailing our office at patpp@polk-county.net
  3. Mailing a letter to one of our 3 locations.


If you sold the business, please provide the name and contact information of the buyer.