Welcome to the Office of Finance!
We serve to provide the necessary tools and resources for our businesses. Check out the LA Business Portal at the easy to remember URL - business.lacity.org, for a roadmap on how to start a business as well as resources to help you grow your business. If you're a small business that's been impacted by the pandemic, please check out the City's Small Business Emergency Microloan Program at https://www.lamayor.org/loan.
But first, determine if you will be conducting business within the City of Los Angeles, as you may need to register for a Business Tax Registration Certificate to avoid any penalties:
- Diana Mangioglu, Director of Finance / City Treasurer
If your business (from LLC to 1099) is within the City of Los Angeles, you must register for a Business Tax Registration Certificate. Avoid fines and register today.
Your Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC) or permit may require annual, quarterly, or monthly renewal depending on your business type. Renew easily online.
Have a Bill Stub Number? With our online bill pay service, you can skip the lines at the counter and pay from the comfort of your home or business.
Quick access to all the tax forms you may need to keep your business in good standing.
Owe back taxes? With our online penalty waiver request, you can apply to waive any penalties once all fees and associated interest is paid.
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Changing or closing your business? You must complete our Taxpayer Update Form to let us know!
Explore regularly published reports by our Treasury, Tax & Permit, and Investment Division.
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