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2024 Business License Renewal Updates

In 2020 the SC General Assembly passed the Business License Standardization Act, Act 176. It went into effect Jan. 1, 2022.

This year, Act 176 requires that all taxing jurisdictions use a standardized business license class schedule recommended by the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) and adopted by the Director of the SC Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office. By Dec. 31 of every odd year, the City must adopt, by ordinance, the latest Standardized Business License Class Schedule.

For 2024, the City has implemented the following changes:

  • Implemented class schedule updates required by Act 176
  • Discontinued the declining scale that benefited 2.5% of businesses
  • Removed the gross income ceiling that impacted less than five businesses in 2022
  • Decreased the additional per $1,000 rate, which will be a benefit to all businesses
  • Moved to a Class Schedule 7 for Commercial Property, with the base rate applicable to the first $2,000 of gross income


Please always check our website for the latest version of the business license applications.


All businesses conducting business within the City of Greenville are required to have a business license. Business licenses must be purchased each year by April 30 and are valid from May 1 to April 30.


You can use the business license calculators to find your NAICS Code, view rate sheets, find the business license application and calculate your business license tax.