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City Business License

City Business License Registration a.k.a. City Tax

WHO HAS TO FILE?

Anyone who is SELF-EMPLOYED, EVEN IF YOU REPORT NO GROSS INCOME.
Anyone who receives any money for rent - whether for office space, building, equipment, kit rental, anything - needs to check the filing rules with the city they live in.

IF YOU STARTED A NEW BUSINESS this year, you should have obtained your Business Tax Registration already. If you moved your business to a new address you must notify the city by submitting a taxpayer update form. Be sure to save a copy of all correspondence and forms and email a copy to us.

Failure to file application or renewal before the deadline will result in aggressive (and annoying!) collection efforts with penalty and interest (and expense for us to fix it for you!)

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?


Los AngelesFebruary 28th
Beverly HillsFebruary 28th
Culver CityFebruary 28th
West HollywoodMay 1st
PasadenaMay 31st
Santa MonicaAugust 1st

Check with your city if not listed above.

HOW TO FILE?

Renew or apply on your own.

OR

We can handle this for you if you give us written permission.
Contact Susan via email: with your questions.
Write CITY TAX and your BUSINESS NAME in the subject line. Include your:

  • Name
  • Current Address
  • Business License Account Number

Contact other cities for their requirements and filing details.
Any additional follow-up work we need to do regarding local city taxes and business licenses, for current or past years, will be billed hourly.

For more information visit: http://finance.lacity.org