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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...

UTILITY  INFORMATION:

ELECTRICITY:

NATURAL GAS:

WATER:

SEWER:

LAND-LINE TELEPHONE:

CELLULAR SERVICE:

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):

RECYCLING:

Horse Cave provides a recycling trailer located at the City Public Works building for cardboard and paper only for City residents ONLY

CITY:

ZONING:

There is uniform residential, business, industry, and agricultural zoning in Horse Cave See 'forms & ordinances'

CODE ENFORCEMENT:

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:

POLICE EMERGENCY:

FIRE DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY:

COUNTY:

Contact Hart County Clerk at (270) 524-2751, http://www.hartcounty.ky.gov

HART COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE:

HORSE CAVE / HART CO. TOURISM COMMISSION:

PLANNING COMMISSION:

Contact Greg Nichols, County Administrator 270-537-5432

HART COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL PAYROLL TAX & NET PROFITS TAX:

PVA:

PERMITS:

Hart Co Health Dept (Restaurants/food retail/septic tank) 270-524-2511

PERMITS:

Building and Electrical Inspector 270-524-1782, 270-929-7584

PERMITS:

State Plumbing Inspector 270-524-3509 

STATE:

  • There is not a special license or permit required at the state level for retail sales of general merchandise in Kentucky.

FEDERAL:

  • 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.

RESOURCES:

  • 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/