Tax collectors picking up delinquent business tax receipts

Published: Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:17 AM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — Field agents from the Okaloosa County Tax Collector’s Office are in the process of collecting delinquent business tax receipts. Formally known as an Occupational License, the receipts are required to conduct business in Okaloosa County. Field agents will call on delinquent businesses and identify themselves as “Deputy Tax Collectors.” The field agents will not only fully identify themselves and their department, but they will only call during business hours Monday through Friday.

The local business tax receipt is for businesses that provide merchandise, entertainment, or services to the public, even if only a one-person company or home-based business.

Renew expired receipts as soon as possible to avoid additional penalties. They can be paid at any Okaloosa tax collector office, online at, or by phone at 651-7300. Direct inquiries to Joshua Allen at

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