Message from the Director,
On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I wish to express our sincere appreciation to all the entrepreneurs, business owners and individuals that help grow our great City through business activity and tax dollars and ensure the success of our local economy. Through the collection of over $2.5 billion in revenue from sources including taxes, licenses, fees and permits, we are able to provide financial support to a wide range of essential City services that benefit all who live, work and visit here, such as public safety, libraries and local parks.
And for those thinking of starting a business, I would like to personally invite you to grow your business in beautiful Los Angeles! 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.
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:
On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I thank you and look forward to seeing your business and our city thrive!
- Claire Bartels, Director of Finance
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