DUNWOODY, Ga. — The city of Dunwoody is granting businesses that have fallen behind on occupational taxes an amnesty program that provides relief from penalties and interest.

The amnesty program starts on Oct. 28 and runs until Nov. 22. Registered and unregistered businesses in Dunwoody can take advantage of this one-time opportunity to have penalties waived and interest for occupational taxes that were due in April of 2019 and prior years.

“This program is to assist businesses that owe back taxes and bring their accounts current,” Dunwoody Assistant City Manager Jay Vinicki said. “The city also wants to hear from those that are no longer in business, have sold the business or relocated so records can be updated.”

Businesses that operate within Dunwoody city limits are required by city ordinance to have a 2019 occupational tax certificate. To participate in the amnesty program businesses must complete an occupational tax certificate application and pay taxes for all past due years by Nov. 22, 2019. For multiple years, businesses must complete a form for each year.

“City staff are often asked about home-based businesses,” Vinivki said. “City tax and license requirements also apply to them. In almost all cases, businesses located within the City of Dunwoody, whether at a commercial or residential location, require an occupational tax certificate.”

The forms are available the city’s website, dunwoodyga.gov, and at Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road. For questions or help with calculations, call 678-382-6700 or email businesstax@dunwoodyga.gov.There will be no refunds for penalties and interest paid after Nov. 22.

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