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IMPORTANT TAX NOTICE
The Business Privilege License Tax for General Merchant business has been repealed in North Carolina, effective July 1, 2015.
As a result, no privilege license renewal applications will be mailed. Please do not remit payment for these taxes without a renewal notification.
Who Must Obtain A Beer & Wine Business Privilege LicenseIf you are engaged in the business of selling beer & wine, you must first obtain a permit from the NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NCABC). After obtaining this permit, you must apply for a beer and wine business privilege license from the City of Greenville Collections office located 200 W. Fifth St., 1st Floor.
Licensing PeriodThe license to sell beer and wine must be purchased annually. The business year for beer and wine business privilege licenses begins on May 1, and ends April 30 of the following year. A license to sell beer and wine must be renewed no later than May 1 of each year.
Beer & Wine Business Privilege License FeesThe fee for On-Premises licenses (example: restaurants or lounges) is $30.
The fee for Off-Premises licenses (example: convenience or grocery store) is $15.