Starting a Business In Horse Cave
Interested in starting a business in Horse Cave? Here is the information to set you in the right direction...
Multiple providers available - Verizon works best in Horse Cave
TV / INTERNET:
South Central RTC 270-528-2361 COMCAST 800-Com-Cast (266-2278) Others available
TRASH / GARBAGE PICKUP (REQUIRED BY ORDINANCE):
Horse Cave provides a recycling trailer located at the City Public Works building for cardboard and paper only for City residents ONLY
There is uniform residential, business, industry, and agricultural zoning in Horse Cave See 'forms & ordinances'
Horse Cave adopted the International Property Maintenance Code in 2011
BOARD OF ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW:
BOAR Brochure There is an Historic District overlay in downtown Horse Cave
Application Occupation License Fee List Occupation License Ordinance
There is a 1% (.01) tax on employee wages Quarterly Form-See 'forms & Ordinances'
** THERE IS NO NET PROFITS TAX IN HORSE CAVE **
PROPERTY TAX INFO:
Contact City Hall (There is NO property tax on business inventory in Horse Cave)
HORSE CAVE / HART COUNTY TOURISM COMMISSION:
HORSE CAVE CEMETERY INFORMATION:
DIAL 911 Non-Emergency (270) 524 - 0011
FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY:
DIAL 911 Non-Emergency (270) 786 - 3473
Contact Hart County Clerk at (270) 524-2751, http://www.hartcounty.ky.gov
HART COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:
HORSE CAVE / HART CO. TOURISM COMMISSION:
Contact Greg Nichols, County Administrator 270-537-5432
HART COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL PAYROLL TAX & NET PROFITS TAX:
Hart Co Health Dept (Restaurants/food retail/septic tank) 270-524-2511
Building and Electrical Inspector 270-524-1782, 270-929-7584
State Plumbing Inspector 270-524-3509
There is not a special license or permit required at the state level for retail sales of general merchandise in Kentucky.
The Kentucky Secretary of State's FastTrack Business Registration https://secure.kentucky.gov/sos/ftbr/welcome.aspx allows online registration for new Limited Liability Companies and new Corporations in the state of Kentucky.
Division of Sales and Use Tax (502) 564-5170 or online http://www.revenue.ky.gov/
Resale Certificate (502) 564-4581 or online http://www.revenue.ky.gov/
You can use an Employer Identification Number rather than your personal Social Security Number for your business regardless of which business structure you choose. Contact the Internal Revenue Service to obtain an Employer's Identification Number for your business. Complete IRS Form SS4 for an Employer's Identification Number which is available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf . The instructions for the SS4 form are available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/iss4.pdf . You can also complete the SS4 application on-line at http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html . There is no fee for obtaining an EIN. You can also contact the IRS at (800) 829-4933 for assistance with obtaining an EIN. Registering online or by phone is usually quickest
If you have employees in your business, you will need to establish the required federal, state, and local tax and insurance accounts. Refer to pages numbered 7 to 9 in the Kentucky Business Guide for complete information on your Employer Responsibilities.
Department of Revenue at (502) 564-3306 (502) 564-3306 or online at http://www.revenue.ky.gov/business/ The Department of Revenue also has a Taxpayer Service Center in Bowling Green at 201 West Professional Park Court; phone number (270) 746-7470.
If you work or transact business outside of Horse Cave and Hart County, you should also check with those counties and cities regarding their local business license and occupational tax requirements. Contact information for Kentucky counties is available at http://www.revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/default.htm . Contact information for local occupational tax offices is available at. Not all cities and counties assess occupational taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service web site http://www.irs.gov/businesses/index.html is a valuable source for reliable tax information and practical advice for business owners. IRS Publication 583, Starting a Business and Keeping Records, is available at http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p583.pdf .
The Western Kentucky University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Bowling Green offers group classes and individual counseling to new business owners as well as assistance with writing business plans. Counseling services are free; there is often a small fee for the classes. Contact the Western Kentucky University SBDC in Bowling Green at (270) 745-1905 or on-line at http://www.ksbdc.org/locations/bowling-green/ for more information or to schedule an appointment.
There are also two non-profit organizations that offer technical assistance and make loans to small businesses in your area: Community Ventures Corporation (CVC) in Campbellsville at (270) 849-2323 or online at http://www.cvcky.org/ Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) in Berea at (859) 986-2372 or online at http://www.maced.org/