What & When to File

County Occupational License Fee

The Kenton County and Cities' Occupational License Fee Return has been designed for business taxpayers who are making sales, performing work or services, owning and operating rental real estate, or otherwise conducting business in Kenton County and Cities.

What to File & Remit

Annual Occupational License Fee and Business License Renewal Return (Form ACC1 (PDF)). Employees Quarterly Withholdings Return (Form QCC1 (PDF)).

Must be Filed

A County Occupational License Form must be filed even if:

  • The business activity resulted in a loss for the year or partial year.
  • The business activity ceased during the year in question. "Subject Earnings" for that portion of the year in business must be reported and any Fee Due paid.
  • An occupational license was obtained during the year, but there was no business activity or the intended business activity was not initiated.

The City of Covington

The County does not collect for the City of Covington. Visit the City of Covington for more information on their Occupational License Tax.