All businesses within the corporate limits are required to acquire an annual business license. "Business" includes any and all businesses, trades, professions, occupations, vocations, or callings unless specifically excluded by law. The license tax must be paid prior to commencement of business. A business license is a receipt for taxes paid, it is not an authorization to do business. For more information, see our Guidelines for New Business.
The tax amount varies according to total gross receipts, fees or commissions. The minimum fee must be paid when the application is made. To complete your application you will need to have previously acquired a Certificate of Occupancy, a Caddo-Shreveport Sales and Use Tax Number, and State and Federal Tax identification numbers.
Occupational License Tax Dependent on Type of Business