Albany business owners will pay more to operate - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Albany business owners will pay more to operate

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Warrant issued for woman in arson investigation

    Warrant issued for woman in arson investigation

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:52:50 GMT
    Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant in connection to a fire that at a home on Martin Luther King Drive and injured a Captain who was fighting the flames.More >>
    Bainbridge Public Safety has taken out a warrant in connection to a fire that at a home on Martin Luther King Drive and injured a Captain who was fighting the flames.More >>
  • Lee Co. ESPN game isn't a sellout

    Lee Co. ESPN game isn't a sellout

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:48:25 GMT
     Officials say there are still plenty of tickets available for the nationally televised football game set for 9:00AM Saturday at Lee Co. stadium.More >>
     Officials say there are still plenty of tickets available for the nationally televised football game set for 9:00AM Saturday at Lee Co. stadium.More >>
  • Albany students demonstrate peaceful protest

    Albany students demonstrate peaceful protest

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:41:58 GMT
    Students at Albany High School got some hands-on experience this morning to learn from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "What do we want? Justice!" The students yelled. "What do we need? Peace!"More >>
    Students at Albany High School got some hands-on experience this morning to learn from the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. "What do we want? Justice!" The students yelled. "What do we need? Peace!"More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany business owners will soon have to pay more to keep operating.

Tuesday, city commissioners approved to raising fees for an occupational tax certificate.

The fee is based on a business's revenue. All levels will increase.

The minimum cost will go from $100 to $125 and the maximum will increase from $7,600 to $9,000.

"This is not an increase to cause harm to our businesses, but with this revenue, we're covering the overall expenses we have for the general fund," said City of Albany Accounting Manager O'Neal.

The average business will see an increase between $35 and $150.

The changes go in effect immediately. Business owners will be notified soon.

 

Copyright 2012 WALB.  All rights reserved.