Enforcing Payment of Business Licenses Nets Richmond Thousands of Dollars
October 26, 2016
By California Patch (Patch Staff)
The City of Richmond has collected thousands of dollars in new taxes since September when a new city worker started enforcing the law requiring business owners to register their business with the city, Mayor Tom Butt said in his electronic newsletter.
The city has collected $26,437.63 in business license taxes that were either overdue or would have gone unpaid before the new system was put in place. The latest collections are averaging more than $3,000 a week, the mayor said in his newsletter. Nearly 1,000 violation notices have been sent out.
Separately, city officials have collected $27,100 in transient occupancy tax from 18 property owners who rent their homes through Airbnb.