The goal of the 2013 Uniformity and Small Business Relief Act is to make life easier for taxpayers, but it also means some changes to the business tax, starting January 1, 2014. To Learn More Click Here
Businesses with questions may call our office at 423-743-3381 or the Tennessee Department of Revenue at 865-594-6101. Renewals may also be processed online.
Businesses applying for a New Business License will still need to apply for the initial license with the County Clerk.
The County Clerk will also continue to be responsible for issuing licenses to transient vendors and owners, managers, operator, or promoters of antique malls, flea markets, craft shows, antique shows, gun shows, and auto shows.
In Unicoi County, most businesses must obtain a business license and report their gross receipts to the Department of Revenue on a yearly basis.
After the first 30 days of operation, a new business has an additional 30 days to obtain a license. The fee for a business license is $15.00. Applications can be completed in the County Clerk's office or by mail.
To receive an application, please call the office at 423-743-3381. We will be glad to answer questions or mail an application. The completed application and $15 fee can be returned by mail to:
Mitzi Bowen, Unicoi County Clerk
Note: When a business closes or transfers ownership, the owner must close out that business license with the Tennessee Department of Revenue 865-594-6101, and any outstanding taxes must be paid in full. If this step has not been completed, the new owner can be liable for the outstanding taxes that were incurred by the previous owner.
The Unicoi Economic Development Board exists to support existing businesses, develop new business and economic opportunities for Unicoi County and it's ccommunities and provide information and incentives to site seekers and businesses of all types. Unicoi County is a gateway to the strategic corridor of Interstate 26 and CRX Rail serving a days access of logistic commerce transport to over 75 percent of the population of North America. Go to the Economic and Development Board Site >>
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