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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.

 

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