Register your business with the City of Bluefield. You will need to complete an application for a City of Bluefield, West Virginia business license. Turn in a completed form with a copy of your state registration to the City Clerk. General Business Licenses are valid from July 1 to June 30 and must be renewed in July of each year. The cost is $20. Depending on the type of business you intend to operate, other licenses and fees may apply. The city clerk will be happy to assist you in determining if those additional licenses and fees apply to your business.
Meet with the City of Bluefield Treasury Department to establish the following tax and fee schedules. The Community & Economic Development Office can help facilitate the meeting for you.
Business and Occupation Tax (B&O)
All persons engaging in business activities within the city limits, unless specifically exempted by city code, are required to file a quarterly Business and Occupation (B&O) tax return. B&O tax is measured by the application of rates against values of products, gross proceeds of sale, or gross income of the business. Tax rates vary as certain occupations and business activities are classified. The business activity usually determines the tax classification, and where different business activities take place, the taxpayer is liable for tax under each taxable classification involved. If you are uncertain as to your business activity, or how your business should properly calculate the tax, please contact the City of Bluefield Treasury Department. They will be happy to assist you. City fees are as follows and will be charged quarterly to your business:
Once these items are taken care of you are licensed to do business in the City of Bluefield. We welcome your business!