Doing Business in San Francisco
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Registering a Business
Business Resource Center
Filing and Payment Center
Business Registration Renewal
Gross Receipts & Payroll Expense
Parking Operators remit taxes monthly to the Office of the Treasurer and Tax Collector, and have additional requirements including a Certificate of Authority, a Paking Bond, and Revenue Control Equipment fees. If an operator receives $40,000 or less per year in parking revenue per location, and less than $250,000 across all locations, the location may qualify for designation as a Small Operator. Small Operators do not need a Certificate of Authority or parking bond, and file and pay parking taxes annually by January 31st.
Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT), TID, MED
Transient occupancy operators are those who receive rent in exchange for providing short-term accommodations of less than 30 days. All of these transactions are subject to San Francisco tax laws. An operator who receives rent from a guest must collect Transient Occupancy Taxes (including TID and MED where applicable) from the guest. An operator must then remit the TOT to the San Francisco Office of Treasurer & Tax Collector along with a tax filing. If more than one operator is involved in a rental transaction, all of the operators share responsibility for ensuring that the Office of Treasurer & Tax Collector receives the taxes paid by the guest.
Access Line Tax, Telephone Users Tax and Utility Users Tax
Cigarette Litter Abatement Fee