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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. 

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Business Certificate Applications

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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.
PDF iconApplication for Business Tax Registration Certificate_2018
PDF iconAPLICACIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE NEGOCIO_2018

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

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

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Providing goods or services to a City Department?
Apply for this Business Tax Registration Certificate if you provide goods or services to City Departments.
PDF iconVendor Registration Application [PDF 16 page, 54 KB]

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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.
PDF iconTenant / Contractors at City facilities [PDF 14 page, 60 KB]

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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.
PDF iconTobacco Application form


LA City Business Tax Forms - Renewal

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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.
PDF icon2018 BLANK Regular Form
PDF icon2018 RENOVACIÓN DE IMPUESTOS DE NEGOCIOS


Supplemental Forms - Business Tax Renewal

taxpayer update icon Need to update your Taxpayer Information?
Complete this form to update the Office of Finance with your new information.
PDF iconTax Payer Information Update Form
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Want to know your tax liability if you have employees (Stevedores Tax Schedule)?
Complete this tax schedule to compute your tax liability.
PDF iconLAMC 21.142 - Stevedores Tax Schedule [PDF 1 pages, 21 KB]

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

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

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

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

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

AB63/SB1146 Forms

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Need to apply for a BTRC after receiving an AB63/SB1146 letter?
Complete this application to be compliant with the City.
PDF iconAB63 Application for Business Tax Registration Certificate [PDF, 2 pages, 83 KB]

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

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AB63/SB1146 Information Flyer
Learn more about the AB63/SB1146 program.
PDF iconAB63 Information Flyer [PDF 1 page, 127 KB]

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AB63/SB1146 Notification Flyer
Get a copy of the generic AB63/SB1146 letter mailed to businesses.
PDF iconAB63 Notification Letter [PDF 2 pages, 172 KB]

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Need forms in Chinese, Korean, or Spanish?

PDF iconChinese AB63 Documents [PDF 7 pages, 315 KB]

PDF iconKorean AB63 Documents [PDF 7 pages, 439 KB]

PDF iconSpanish AB63 Documents [PDF 8 pages, 297 KB]


LA City Business Tax Forms - for Multimedia Companies

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Tax form for multimedia companies located Citywide
PDF iconEligibility Questionnaire: Citywide Multimedia Business [PDF 1 page, 185 KB
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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.  
PDF iconEligibility Questionnaire: Hollywood/North Hollywood Redevelopment Areas - Entertainment Multimedia [PDF 1 page, 199 KB]

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Are you a multimedia company located in Hollywood or North Hollywood? 
Tax form for multimedia companies located in Hollywood or North Hollywood
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LA City Business Tax Forms - for Communications Services Providers

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

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Eligibility questionnaire for multimedia companies located in Hollywood or North Hollywood to receive tax relief.  
PDF iconCommunications Users Tax Remittance Form [PDF 2 pages, 48 KB]

LA City Business Tax Forms - for Auto Park Operators

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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

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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
PDF iconParking Occupancy Tax Escrow Cash Deposit Refund Application

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Complete the following form for review.

PDF iconParking Occupancy Tax Collection Bond Exemption Application


Exemptions

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

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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.
PDF iconBusiness Tax and/or Carnival Police Permit Exemption Application [PDF 2 pages, 26KB]

Related image 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.
PDF iconUtility User’s Tax Exemption for Seniors and Disabled [PDF 2 pages, 31 KB]

Business Tax Non-Compliance Forms

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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.
PDF iconVoluntary Disclosure Application and Instructions [PDF 3 page, 53.1 KB]

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Apply to our Whistleblower program and receive an award of up to 10% of the taxes owed to the City.
PDF iconBusiness Tax Whistleblower Form [PDF 2 pages, 373 KB]
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Paying an amount other than your required tax liability?
Complete this Offer in Compromise checklist?
PDF iconOffer in Compromise Checklist [PDF 4 pages, 1344 KB]
**Don't know what an Offer in Compromise is?  Check our FAQ


Other Forms

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Making a City tax payment over $50,000?
Complete this pre-registration to make the required electronic funds transfer.
PDF iconElectronic Fund Transfer Pre-registration [PDF 2 pages, 156 KB]

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

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

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

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

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Do you run Internet-based business activity?
Complete this eligibility questionnaire to understand your potential tax liability.

PDF iconInternet Eligibility Questionnaire