Business/Tax Information and Forms

Business License
An occupational license application is required for every person and business entity engaged in any business in the city before the commencement of business. The application form can be downloaded on the Administration link. Other forms relating to your business may also be found on this link.

Financial Incentives for New Businesses
The city may waive the city occupational tax and city business license for 2 years for new businesses locating in the downtown district. The district includes Main St., Washington St., Clay St. on both sides from 11th St. to Clear Creek Bridge and all cross streets. Only businesses which would be beneficial and enhance our downtown area would be considered for the incentive.  Financial Incentive Application for New Businesses 2018

Tax Rates
Base amount is due on or before November 30, 2018. A 10% penalty will be added December 1, 2018 and 12% interest per annum until paid.

New FEATURE!!  Look up your City of Shelbyville Property Taxes!!  Go to:  ptax1.csiky.com\shelbyville

Ad Valorem Property Tax Rate – 27.2 cents per $100 assessed value
Personal Property Tax Rate – 33.5 cents per $100 assessed value
New Net Profits License Fee Return (Still 1% of Net and Minimum Fee of $75)
Quarterly Occupational Tax – 1.5%

Net Profits: minimum-$75    maximum- $7500

Download Printable Forms

**If you wish to receive a copy of your business license, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with the application.


New Business License Application Printable Business License App 2018 Updated

*Business License Renewal, Net Profits Yearly Business Filing Form (Still 1% of Net and Minimum Fee of $75) Printable Form Business License Renewal/Net Profits Form

**If you are unable to meet the filing deadline; you may request an extension period of six months by mailing in a copy of Federal Extension Form 7004. This form must be accompanied by a deposit of $75, which will be applied to your account and waives penalty and interest.

*The City of Shelbyville prefers the use of the above Renewal/Net Profits form as it better demonstrates our tax provisions.  However, we do still accept the state’s OS-L form which may be found on the state website.

Employers Quarterly Return of License Fee Withheld (Acrobat Reader)

Application for Refund on Quarterly Return (Word Doc)

Annual Individual Occupational Tax Return (Word Doc)

Reconciliation of Shelbyville License Fee Withheld (Word Doc)

All forms must be must be printed and mailed to City Hall

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