DIRECTOR of FINANCE
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
OFFICE OF FINANCE
200 N. SPRING ST.
ROOM 101 – CITY HALL
LOS ANGELES CA 90012
ANTONIO R. VILLARAIGOSA
RE: CITY OF LOS ANGELES BUSINESS TAX
AB63 TAX DISCOVERY PROGRAM
The City of Los Angeles is currently conducting a program to identify businesses that may be operating in the City without
obtaining a Business Tax Registration Certificate. We have included you in this mailing because the City received information
that indicates you may be engaged in business in Los Angeles and are not currently registered. This notification letter is
provided to inform you of the City’s Business Tax Requirements. A list of “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) is attached to
assist you in determining whether you are engaged in business in the City of Los Angeles.
A review of your recent tax filing with the Franchise Tax Board indicates you or a spouse reported business expenses or
received income from a business related activity. The Municipal Code for the City of Los Angeles requires that no individual,
partnership or corporation shall conduct business within the City of Los Angeles without obtaining a registration certificate
and paying applicable business taxes. The Municipal Code applies to self-employed independent contractors and home-
based businesses. Our records indicate that you do not have a valid registration certificate and may be out of compliance
with L.A.M.C. Section 21.03 (Imposition of Tax).
As you may be liable to pay business taxes for conducting business within the City of Los Angeles, it is important we receive
a response to this current notification within 15 business days. If you are not liable to pay these taxes, we still require
clarification from you to remove you from future mailings. Failure to respond to this notice