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Business Tax Renewals FAQ

Q: How do I file my Business Tax Renewal?

A:     There are three ways to file your renewal: online, by mail, or in person. 

  1. To file online, visit and follow the prompts. This is the easiest and fastest way to complete your renewal. 


  2. To file by mail, either complete the renewal form that was mailed to you or use a blank form found [here]. Mail the completed form with any required tax payment to:

                                              City of Los Angeles

                                              Office of Finance

                                               PO Box 102654

                                               Pasadena, CA 91189-2654


  1. To file in person, visit one of our offices:

                                                 City Hall

                                                                  200 N. Spring St. Room 101

                                                                  Los Angeles, CA 90012

                                                Van Nuys City Hall

                                                                  6262 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 110

                                                                  Los Angeles, CA 91401


Please make sure to check the Office of Finance website for hours of operation for the office you intend to visit. Lines and wait times can be very long in the last few days before the deadline, so if you are going to renew in person please plan ahead. For faster service, make an appointment via our website at


Q:           I was unable to schedule a Public Counter Appointment online or via text.  What can I do?

A:            You may call our Contact Center at (844) 663-4411 or email us at


Q:           I called and was told that there are 486 calls ahead of me.  I left a message, but no one has gotten back to me.

A:            Finance returns every call in the order that they were received – but it might take as long as one day (depending on the actual call volume) to return all the calls ahead of yours – so please don’t wait until the last minute to call.  

You may also opt to use our Schedule Your Callback feature – where you can set a callback appointment.  This is an optional feature when you call.


Q:           I emailed the Office of Finance but haven’t yet received a response.  What should I do?

A:            First, check your spam filter to make sure the response email hasn’t landed there.  As with calls, our email runs a backlog – especially during Business Tax Renewals.  Though all emails are returned, it may take longer than you had allotted.

We also have a chat feature that can be utilized during business hours.

The chat feature can be found by going to our webpage at, Online Services page, in the Online Bill Payment section.                


Q:           I prefer to meet with someone in person but have limited options.  What can I do?

A:            You can request for a video appointment through our “Virtual Public Counter”.  You will be able to speak with one of our team members virtually through “Google Meet”. An email address is required and you will need access to Google Meet service. To obtain an appointment, go to Virtual Public Counter Video Appointment Link


Q:           How do I know if I qualify for a Small Business Exemption?

A:            The Small Business Exemption is available to businesses which file a timely renewal and have global receipts under $100,000 for the tax year in question. Please visit for additional information and instructions.


Q:           How do I fill out the business tax renewal form?

A:            Step by step instructions for completing the renewal for can be found here: