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The filing for a business license and payment of the tax is only required for those businesses that have annual gross receipts of $1,000,000 or more.
If the business will be physically located in Spotsylvania County and the annual gross receipts are $1,000,000 or more, you will need to file an application with the business license office and pay the applicable tax. The following requirements need to be completed prior to submitting the registration form and before a license will be issued.
For contractors - When gross receipts are over $1,000,000 and a registration form is submitted, please attach the confirmation page from Contractor's Certification of Insuring Liability for Workers' Compensation in Virginia (WCC) submitted online. Form 61A. If this is omitted, it will delay the application process. Click here to watch a tutorial on how to submit online with WCC.
A business license will only be issued if the business has gross receipts over $1,000,000 per calendar year. The time frame will vary depending on the different requirements and how long it takes for the other offices to process their paperwork.
After the registration, all necessary documents and payment are received; the license will be printed and mailed within approximately 10 to 14 days. A business license will only print after the account is paid in full.
You can pick up a form at:
Community Development9019 Old Battlefield Boulevard Suite 300 (3rd Floor)Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Phone: 540-507-7222Fax: 540-507-7281
The form for filing may be obtained at the Clerk of the Circuit Court and will need to be notarized. You should register this name before:
This is a written agreement between all parties involved in the business and will need to be notarized and filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court. There is no special form to use or file. You may want to check with the library for books on how to write this agreement or go to the Clerk's Office to view agreements already registered.
Once the business is classified as a partnership, a tax return for a partnership will be filed at the end of the year. If each party decides to file a Schedule C (Profit or Loss from Business) to report money earned, each is responsible for their own license. Filing a Schedule C is for a sole proprietor, not a partnership. Please consult with a income tax professional.
You could be required to obtain a license with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations (DPOR) in addition to the County business license. The State classifications are either a Class A, B or C License. Generally this license is needed, when you accept or bid on any jobs over $1,000.
Once the State license has been issued, this does not exempt you from any county or city license. For more information please call the State Board for Contractors at 804-367-8511.
Yes, if that locality has a business license tax. (State and Counties/Cities are governed by separate regulations). Since each locality sets their own tax rates (not to exceed the State limits) the business license tax will vary.
Not all localities in Virginia have the business license tax, so please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue or Director of Finance in each locality where the work is performed for your tax liability.
There are two different tax identification numbers that are commonly referred to as "Tax ID Number".
This is a State requirement for Virginia. If you will be buying wholesale or selling wholesale and /or retail, more than likely you will need to file Form R-1 with State. Please contact the Virginia Department of Taxation at 804-367-8037, or register online.
Form SS-4. This number is used to identify the tax accounts of employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, estates, trusts and other entities. You will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN) if you have employees, a Keogh plan, operate your business as a corporation or partnership or file a tax returns for either employment, excise or Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Visit the IRS website or apply online.
Businesses located in Spotsylvania County on January 1 are subject to a property tax for the full year on machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures, as well as motor vehicles. Property forms should be filed by February 1 on each year to avoid penalties. Please visit Business Tangible Property Division for more information.
In addition to the zoning use, registering the trade name and/or other liabilities, you will need to contact the following:
You do not need a business license if your annual gross receipts are less than $1,000,000. However, regardless of the business license, you will need to obtain a solicitation permit if you are going to solicit business in residential areas.
For questions and processing, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 540-507-7120.