Welcome to the Tax Auditing page. Here you will find useful information on why the City of Union City audits businesses in the city.
Tax dollars are a vital part of Union City’s operations. These taxes help pay for many public service programs such as police and public safety, economic development and even transportation services.
To ensure that businesses pay the proper amount of taxes and avoid over/under payment, the City of Union City will audit income and IRS tax documents of a business on occasion.
Under normal circumstances businesses that are under audit review by the City of Union City will provide required documentation within 30 days of request. This is to ensure that businesses have enough time to gather the requested documentation and present the information to the City.
The audit process normally takes 30-60 days. The City only reviews information needed to verify the amount of business license taxes owed, or in some cases back taxes owed to the City of Union City if there has been a history of nonpayment for a business.
According to the Union City Municipal Code 5.08.120 Right to audit statements and records- The City is authorized to interview or take testimony of any person with knowledge of the premises or business under review. Also the City may examine for income tax purposes any documents or statement relating to gross receipts (income/balance statements); or Federal and State income tax return documents.
The desire of the City is to ensure business license taxes are paid and collected according to the City of Union City Master Fee Schedule.
Have you recently been contacted by the City of Union City in regards to a tax audit?
If you have questions regarding an upcoming audit, take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.
To submit the requested documents for a tax audit please send an email to the following address: