Occupational Tax License
Each business, within the city limits, is required to apply for a Cleveland Occupational Tax License. The license is renewed annually and due by January 1 of each year.
Occupational Tax License Application
S.A.V.E. FORM - Systematic Alien Verification Entitlement - required by law and must be signed in the presence of a notary. The form must be submitted with the occupational tax license application.
E-Verify - Verify employment eligibility. U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. The form must be submitted with the occupational tax license application and signed in the presence of a notary.
At this time, if you have ten or more employees, you are required to have a E-Verify Number for reporting purposes. For more information regarding this requirement please go to https://www.uscis.gov/e-verify
Occupational Tax Fee Schedule
Small Business Assistance
Find information, resources and opportunities for starting, growing or financing your small business in Cleveland, Georgia. Click on the link below or contact the City of Cleveland Director of Economic Development and Planning.