by Adrian Skaelund
June 13, 2018
Proposed changes to business licenses by the city council could see the city bringing in more money and data on the business community in Flagstaff.
Among the changes is a reduction in the price of the business license fee and the Transaction Privilege Tax — or a sales tax — license fee. Despite these reductions, the costs to business would be going up as the changes would also make the fees annual rather than one-time.
The business license fee would go from its current $20 to an $8 annual fee. A sales tax license would go from its current one-time price of $46 to an annual $18 fee. The changes would go into effect Sept. 1, 2018, for the business licenses and January 1, 2019, for the sales tax licenses.