Clatsop County does not require businesses to obtain a business license, but each city government within the county does require a business license or occupational tax to be paid and renewed annually. Other licenses may be required depending on the type of business and jurisdiction. Please check the corresponding city website or call the corresponding city government for details (contact information below).
Clatsop County assesses real property taxes and personal property taxes (for business furnishings and equipment) on all businesses in the county. It also assesses a transient room ("hotel/motel") tax on applicable businesses that are in the county's unincorporated areas. All incorporated cities in Clatsop County also assess a transient room tax. Contact the county or corresponding city for details (contact information below).
Additional federal, state or local taxes may apply to the specific product or service offered by the business. Contact the IRS, State of Oregon, Clatsop County and local city government for requirements, or consult an accountant or tax advisor to review applicable tax obligations.
If employees will be hired, there will be additional tax and workers compensation insurance implications. Self-employed individuals are also subject to self-employment tax. Learn more about employer responsibilities in "Employer's Guide for Doing Business in Oregon".
Business registration fees are due annually to the state of Oregon (Secretary of State, Corporate Division).
This list is intended to provide basic overview information and is not comprehensive. For more complete information, please refer to the document "How to Start a Business in Oregon" in addition to consulting local city and county governments.