Exemptions 

The exemptions from municipal local business taxes provided by Florida Statute shall be applicable in the Village of Wellington.

  • Pursuant to Florida Statutes 205.192, non-profit corporations (educational and charitable) are not required to obtain a County Local Business Tax Receipt. A Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt is required, but no tax is charged. 
  • Pursuant to Florida Statutes 205.055, Honorable Discharged Veterans or their unmarried widows or widowers, spouses of active military service members who have relocated to Wellington pursuant to a permanent change of station order, a person who is receiving Public Assistance & their income is less than 130% the federal poverty level are exempt from business tax. A person must provide written documentation in support of his or her request for an exemption for the business under this subsection. A Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt is required, but no fee is charged. 
  • Pursuant to Florida Statute 205.162, All disabled persons physically incapable of manual labor, widows with minor dependents, and persons 65 years of age or older, with not more than one employee or helper, and who use their own capital only, not in excess of $1,000, may engage in any business or occupation in counties in which they live without being required to pay a business tax. Any person entitled to the exemption provided by this section shall, upon application and furnishing of the necessary proof as aforesaid, be issued a receipt which shall have plainly stamped or written across the face thereof the fact that it is issued under this section, and the reason for the exemption shall be written thereon.  A Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt is required, but no fee is charged. 
  • Pursuant to Florida Statute 205.191, Religious tenets; exemption.—This chapter does not require a business tax receipt for practicing the religious tenets of any church. A Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt is required, but no fee is charged.
  • Pursuant to Florida Statute 205.192, Charitable, etc., organizations; occasional sales, fundraising; exemption.—A business tax receipt is not required of any charitable, religious, fraternal, youth, civic, service, or other similar organization that makes occasional sales or engages in fundraising projects that are performed exclusively by the members, and the proceeds derived from the activities are used exclusively in the charitable, religious, fraternal, youth, civic, and service activities of the organization. A Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt is required, but no fee is charged.

All Exempt certificates will be marked with the FL Statute that declares the applicant exempt. 

Rental Business tax receipts do not qualify for exemptions.