Forms List

Forms for Your Use

To access the forms below, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can submit on-line forms directly; all other forms can be submitted via email as an attachment.

The following instructions only apply if you are using the full version of Acrobat: To attach a file, click "FILE" on the main menu and then choose "SAVE AS" and save the file onto your computer, then rename the file and email it back to us as an attachment to the following address:  Finance.CustomerService@lacity.org.

Please note that by completing a form and submitting it to the Office of Finance in an electronic format, such as email, you agree that the submitted form has the same legal effect, validity and enforceability of a form submitted to us via U.S. mail or in person. 

 

Business Certificate Applications


Starting a new business in the City of Los Angeles?
Apply for a Business Tax Registration Certificate to legally operate in the City of Los Angeles.

Business Tax Certificate Application

Aplicacion De Impuestos De Negocio

    
Overpay your City Tax?
Apply to claim refunds due to overpayment of City tax
Refund Claim [PDF 4 pages, 97 KB]

 
Renting out a dwelling unit?
Apply to legally renting a dwelling unit in the City of Los Angeles
Rental of Dwelling Units Application [PDF 2 pages, 16 KB]


Providing goods or services to a City Department?
Apply for this Business Tax Registration Certificate if you provide goods or services to City Departments.

 
Are you a tenant or contractor at a City facility?
Apply for this Business Tax Registration Certificate if you perform business activities on City properties and your business address is outside of the City limits.
Tenant / Contractors at City facilities


Verify whether you are or are not selling tobacco.
Complete the Tobacco Retailers Permit to verify your intent with tobacco sales.  All applications will be reviewed by the City Attorney for approval.
Tobacco Application

  
Are you a vendor with the City of LA?

If you are located outside the City and do not engage in business in the City complete the Vendor Registration Packet. 

Vendor Registration Packet

 

LA City Business Tax Forms - Renewal

Are you a registered business operating in the City of Los Angeles?
The basic tax form for all City based businesses.  Offered in English and Spanish.
Renew 2021 Taxes Online
2021 Business Tax Renewal

 

Supplemental Forms - Business Tax Renewal

Need to update your Taxpayer Information?
Complete this form to update the Office of Finance with your new information.
Taxpayer Information Update Form

Want to know/sites/g/files/wph1721/files/2021-04/Taxpayer_Information_Update_Form_rev6%201.pdfw your tax liability if you have employees (Stevedores Tax Schedule)?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.142 - Stevedores Tax Schedule [PDF 1 pages, 21 KB]

Do you produce Motion Picture, Television, or Radio programs?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.109/309 - Motion Picture, Television and Radio Producers Tax Schedules [PDF 1 pages, 244 KB]

Are you a Contractor?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.188 - Contractor

Have you sold Real Property in the City of Los Angeles?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.193 - Sale of Real Property [PDF 1 pages, 24 KB]

Do you transport people for hire (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc.)?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.194 - Transporting Persons For Hire

Is your occupation in Trucking or Hauling?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.195 and LAMC 21.196 - Trucking, Hauling and Miscellaneous Trucking [PDF 2 pages, 28 KB]

 

AB63/SB1146 Forms

Need to apply for a BTRC after receiving an AB63/SB1146 letter?
Complete this application to be compliant with the City.
AB63 Application for Business Tax Registration Certificate

Received an AB63/SB1146 letter but are an employee of the business?
Complete this application to certify that you are an employee and not the business owner.
Employee Certification Form

Need to fill out the AB63 Alternative Form?
If you believe you are not subject to this business tax, complete and return the attached AB63 Alternative Form.
AB63 Alternative Form

AB63/SB1146 Notification Flyer
Get a copy of the generic AB63/SB1146 letter mailed to businesses.
AB63 Generic Information Letter

 

LA City Business Tax Forms - for Multimedia Companies

Eligibility Questionnaire: Are you a Citywide multimedia business? 
Tax form for multimedia companies located Citywide
Eligibility Questionnaire: Citywide Multimedia Business [PDF 1 page, 185 KB]

Eligibility Questionnaire: Are you a multimedia company located in Hollywood or North Hollywood? 
Eligibility questionnaire for multimedia companies located in Hollywood or North Hollywood to receive tax relief.  
Eligibility Questionnaire: Hollywood/North Hollywood Redevelopment Areas - Entertainment Multimedia [PDF 1 page, 199 KB]

Are you a multimedia company located in Hollywood or North Hollywood? 
Tax form for multimedia companies located in Hollywood or North Hollywood
FORM FORTHCOMING

 

LA City Business Tax Forms - for Communications Services Providers

Are you a Communications Services Provider (e.g. Telephone, VolP, T-1, etc.)? 
Complete to receive your Registration Number
Communications Users Tax Application

Want to know your tax liability if you are Communications Services Provider?
Eligibility questionnaire for multimedia companies located in Hollywood or North Hollywood to receive tax relief.  
Communications Users Tax Remittance Form [PDF 2 pages, 48 KB]

 

LA City Business Tax Forms - for Auto Park Operators

Do you operate an auto park?
Complete the Parking Occupancy Tax (POT) Collection Bond Application.

For Online form, please click here: POT Collection Bond eFile Application

Have you submitted a Cash Deposit In-Lieu of the required Parking Occupancy Tax Collection Bond ?
Complete the following form for a Cash Deposit Refund
Parking Occupancy Tax Escrow Cash Deposit Refund Application

Believe you should be exempt from the Parking Occupancy Tax Collection Bond?
Complete the following form for review.

Parking Occupancy Tax Collection Bond Exemption Application

 

Exemptions

Are you a non-profit? 
Register for your Exempt Business Tax Registration Certificate.
Business Tax and/or Carnival Police Permit Exemption Application [PDF 2 pages, 26KB]

Are you a carnival operator and believe you are exempt from the Carnival Police Permit fees?
Application to be exempt from Carnival Police Permit fees.
Business Tax/Carnival Police Permit Exemption Application[PDF 2 pages, 26KB]

If you are a senior citizen or are disabled, you are eligible for the Utility User's Tax Exemption.
Apply to be exempt from your utility taxes.
Lifeline Application

Lifeline Application Spanish

 

Business Tax Non-Compliance Forms

Would you like to voluntarily disclose business tax non-compliance?
Application to voluntarily inform the City of failure to register your business or pay business tax.
Voluntary Disclosure Application and Instructions [PDF 3 page, 53.1 KB]

Know of a business not complying with LA City Business Tax requirements?
Apply to our Whistleblower program and receive an award of up to 10% of the taxes owed to the City.
Business Tax Whistleblower Form [PDF 2 pages, 373 KB]

Paying an amount other than your required tax liability?
Complete this Offer in Compromise checklist?
Offer in Compromise Checklist [PDF 4 pages, 1344 KB]
**Don't know what an Offer in Compromise is?  Check our FAQ

 

Other Forms

Making a City tax payment over $50,000?
Complete this pre-registration to make the required electronic funds transfer.

Electronic Fund Transfer Pre-Registration

Are you a Contractor?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.188 - Contractor [PDF 2 pages, 36 KB]

Are you a Subcontractor?
Complete this form to identify all of your projects or jobs.
Subcontractor Form [PDF 1 page, 32 KB]

Have you sold Real Property in the City of Los Angeles?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.193 - Sale of Real Property [PDF 1 pages, 24 KB]

Do you transport people for hire (e.g. Uber, Lyft, etc.)?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
LAMC 21.194 - Transporting Persons For Hire [PDF 2 pages, 30 KB]