The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will consider an ordinance to change the county code in regards to business license issuance during its upcoming meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the colonial courthouse.
During the board’s Nov. 15 meeting, Gloucester County Treasurer Tara Thomas requested to streamline the business license issuance process by removing the requirement for applicants to be up to date on their taxes. Currently, when applying for a business license the Treasurer’s Office must manually review the accounts of the applicant.
At present, the process requires an applicant to pay the Commissioner of Revenue’s Office for the license; however, before one can be issued their information is then sent to the Treasurer’s Office to verify the applicant’s tax status. If the individual owes on their taxes the business license fee is then used toward taxes owed and the license is not issued.
Thomas also said the revision would be better for smaller business owners who are more li...
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