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Finance: 270-687-8523
Occupational License: 270-687-5600

IMPORTANT NOTICE - On May 17, 2017, the Owensboro City Commission voted to increase the Occupational License Fee rate from 1.39% to 1.78%. Also, the minimum Occupational License Fee due on Net Profit will change from $47 to $75. Both changes will become effective on July 1, 2017.

There is imposed an annual license fee being the greater of $75.00 or 1.78% of the net profits due and payable with the Net Profit return. Gross Income Limitation less than $3,500 has been removed from Occupational License Fee Regulations.

For clarification from letter dated May 30, 2017 regarding Occupational License Rate increase; please use the following table in preparing Net Profit returns only (employee withholding: 1.78% effective July 1, 2017):

Period Ending (tax year end) Rate
July 31, 2017 1.42
August 31, 2017 1.46
September 30, 2017 1.49
October 31, 2017 1.52
November 30, 2017 1.55
December 31, 2017 1.59
January 31, 2018 1.62
February 28, 2018 1.65
March 31, 2018 1.68
April 30, 2018 1.72
May 31, 2018 1.75
June 30, 2018 & after 1.78

The City of Owensboro will no longer be mailing the Net Profit License Fee Return (NP-1) & the Reconciliation of License Fee Withheld (REC) effective January 1, 2014. You may download the forms here or you can call us at (270) 687-5600 to request the form(s) by mail, email or fax.