Tax Application and Affidavit Forms
Once completed, please submit the applicable form(s) below via email or mail to the address provided on the form. If you need assistance in obtaining any of these forms, please call our Business Contact Center at 312.747.4747 or for TTY 312.742.1974.
Affidavit For Initial Tax Period
Complete to declare that your business is liable for city business taxes.
Affidavit For Final Tax Period
Complete to declare that your business is no longer required to remit city business taxes.
Amusement Tax Exemption Application
Complete this application if you are exempt because of any of the reasons listed on the form.
Bulk Sales Notification Form
The Notice of Bulk Sale Form is required to be filed by the seller of the business at least 45 days prior to the sale or transfer, however, the purchaser should ensure that this is done.
Business Change Form
Complete if there are changes to your business for tax purposes only.
Business Tax Refund Application
Download this form to apply for a business tax refund.
Financial Hardship Application
Financial Hardship Application.
Final Protest Petition Option
Final Protest Petition Option.
Power of Attorney
Power of Attorney and Declaration of Representative Form.
Protest and Petition for Hearing
Returned Cigarette Stamp Affidavit
Complete to claim a refund for returned cigarette stamps.
Real Property Transfer Tax Refund Application - Seniors 65 and Older
A refund provision exists for the CTA portion of the tax for transfers valued at $250,000.00 or less to transferees who are age 65 years or older and will occupy the property as the principal dwelling place for at least one year following the transfer.
Tax Registration Form - Corporations, Partnerships, LLC's
Please use this form only if you are a corporation, partnership or LLC registering for a Chicago business tax and you are not required to obtain a Chicago business license.
Tax Registration Form - Sole Proprietor
Please use this form only if you are a sole proprietor registering for a Chicago business tax and you are not required to obtain a Chicago business license.
Taxpayer Information Form
Use this form if you are required to submit information regarding your business to the Department of Finance.
Supporting Information Facts
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- Businesses & Professionals
- Existing Businesses
- Food Service Establishments
- New Businesses
- Retail Establishments