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In order to conduct business within the City of Cynthiana city limits, a business license must be acquired.  Anyone conducting business in the City of Cynthiana is required to file and pay an annual Net Profit Fee of 1.5% (a minimum of $50) per federal income tax reporting forms.

If a business has employees, the employees are subject to a 1.5% occupational license fee. The employer is required to withhold 1.5% of employee’s salary and remit the amount to the City on a quarterly basis. At the end of the calendar year, a reconciliation form is required. Failure of the employer to withhold this fee does not relieve the employee of the liability.

Ordinances and forms pertaining to Net Profits and Occupational License Fees can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office or by calling 859-234-7150.

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