Businesss Tax


  • You are required to obtain a Bradley County Business License if you anticipate your annual gross receipts being $3,000 or more.
  • The initial Business License application fee is $15.00.
  • You may apply for your Business License Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and until 5:00 p.m. on Fridays
  • You may also apply online for a new business at
  • Each year the license must be renewed and tax is assessed based on the gross receipts earned during the tax period.  This must be paid to the Department of Revenue. 
  • You are also required to obtain a Business License from the City of Cleveland if you will be doing business within the city limits.
  • To register for the Business Tax Online Filing service, you must create a account. accounts allow you to enter, store, and manage information needed for accessing services. Once your account is set up, you can add or remove services at any time. New filers can create a account by clicking on the "New users must register" link at
  • If you currently file Sales and Use Tax Online, you can add the County and City Business Tax service to your account and use the same login/password for both applications. Go to and check County and City Business Tax Service to add this service to your current login/password.

    For information regarding your tax registration, call toll free (800) 342-1003 or (615) 253-0600. For more information regarding electronic filing of your tax return and payment, call (866) 368-6374 or (615) 253-0704.

    After you have assigned yourself a username and password, you will go to the Business Tax Online Filing Web site. You will also find instructions, tips and answers to frequently asked questions about electronic filing and payments here.


How to obtain:

  • Federal Employee ID# - Contact the IRS at 800-829-1040 or online at
  • LLC - Contact the Secretary of State at 615-741-3276



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