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What is a Business License Tax?
A business license tax is an annual non-regulatory licensing fee levied by individual California cities and counties for the privilege of conducting business within a particular city or county jurisdiction. Business license fees are due and payable prior to commencing business within a particular city or county. The fees assessed are intended to raise revenue for the general operating requirements of individual cities and counties. City of Placentia business license revenue is used to help fund critical municipal services such as police, fire, public works and general government services.

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1. What is a Business License Tax?
2. Who is required to have a Business License Tax?
3. How do I apply for a City of Placentia Business License?
4. How can I contact your offices?
5. What do I need to know about zoning?
6. What if my business is home-based?
7. Do I need to display my business license?
8. Is my City of Placentia Business License Tax Transferable?
9. When is Business License due for renewal?
10. How do I change the business address in the City?
11. How do I cancel the Business License Tax?
12. What is Fictitious Name or Doing Business As (DBA)?
13. What is a Sales Tax Permit?
14. What is a Federal Employer Identification Number?
15. What is a State Employer Identification Number?
16. What is the State Franchise Tax Board?
17. What is a Alcoholic Beverage Control Licenses?
18. What is a Health Permit?
19. What is SB 1186, and how does it affect my business license fees?

Placentia
401 East Chapman Avenue
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 993-8117