To provide overall professional and timely management of billing, collecting, depositing, and accounting for monies due and collected for the Columbus Consolidated Government.
The Revenue Division performs two primary functions. They are Occupational Tax and Collections. Occupational Tax is responsible for issuing licenses pertaining to business, and alcoholic beverages as well as collection, audits and enforcement of ordinances relative to various taxes such as gross receipts, excise taxes, insurance premium and franchise taxes. The collections function pertains to the collection and deposit of all monies received by Columbus Consolidated Government and billing and collection of numerous government services.
The Revenue Division Manager reports directly to the Director of Finance, thus ensuring procurement techniques and strategies are consistent with stated management plans and directives of city officials and the director's office.
Collections is responsible for the overall collections of funds in various services areas, including ambulance fees, installment fines, street assessments, lot clearance, demolitions, damage to city property, landfill fees, bad check fees, hazardous material fees, indigent defense counsel, false alarm fees and accepting payments for METRA parking citations.
Occupational Tax Administration is responsible for the collection, audit and enforcement of ordinances relative to gross receipt tax, alcoholic beverages excise tax (mixed drinks and alcohol distributors), insurance premium tax, franchise tax, vehicle rental excise tax, and hotel/motel excise tax in addition to licensing all businesses within Muscogee County.