Business Registration Renewal

Please Note: Online Business Registration Renewal for 2018 (period covered by July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) will be available on May 1, 2017. Thank You.


FY 2016-2017

For the Period Covered by July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, due May 31, 2016

As required by our Business and Tax Regulations Code, no person may engage in business within the City unless the person has obtained a current registration certificate. Every person engaging in business within the City shall conspicuously display a current registration certificate on the business premises, regardless of whether such person is subject to tax pursuant to the provisions of the Business and Tax Regulations Code.

The annual fee for obtaining a registration certificate for the registration year commencing July 1, 2016 and ending June 30, 2017 is paid in advance and calculated based on the gross receipts of the person (or combined group) in the immediately preceding tax year.  

Select the buttons below for instructions and to enter the Business Registration Renewal 2017.


Instructions                                      Enter Filing

Technical Difficulties?  Click HERE.

The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector cannot advise you on tax matters.  Therefore, if you have additional questions, it is best to consult your own Tax professional, Tax Attorney or Certified Public Accountant. 

In order to perform regularly scheduled maintenance, the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector online forms may be unavailable from Friday at 5:00PM to Saturday at 9:00AM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the forms to renew for fiscal year 2015-2016 or other earlier periods? You can find prior year business tax forms here

Do you have help for taxpayersthat want to learn more about the filing? We have created video tutorials to walk taxpayers through the process.  

What is business personal property? Please see the instructions for more information.

What is my business activity/NAICS code? You can find a table of NAICS codes and their corresponding San Francisco business activity here:

What are gross receipts? "Gross receipts" means the total amounts received or accrued by a person in the 2015 tax year from whatever source derived, including, but not limited to, amounts derived from sales, services, dealings in property, interest, rent, royalties, dividends, licensing fees, other fees, commissions and distributed amounts from other business entities. The Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector has created worksheets to assist taxpayers in calculating their gross receipts.  

How much is my fee?  A schedule of fees can be found here.

I can’t complete my filing by the end of May and need more time. Unfortunately extensions are not available for Registration Renewal.  Filing after the deadline will result in penalties, interest and fees.

Where do I mail my check? Remit your payment and payment coupon to: San Francisco Tax Collector, P.O. Box 7425, San Francisco, CA 94120-7425

I received a bill, but I think it is wrong.  What do I do? The bill for registration renewal is generated based on your filings for the 2015 gross receipts tax.  If you need to amend your 2015 gross receipts tax return, please go to and click on “2015 Gross Receipts Tax & Payroll Expense Tax Annual Filing” on the homepage.  We will not send you a new bill.  You will have to log in to the online payment system to see the correct amount to pay.  Note: updated registration renewal fee amounts may take five to ten business day to appear. 

What are combined groups of related entities and how is the process different for them? Combined groups of related entities are described in Section 956.3 of Article 12-A-1 and shall apply for a certificate and calculate its fee on a combined basis. For related entities to create and/or edit their combined group information we have on file, choose Business Account Update on the filing login page and select “Related Entities.”

I lost or didn’t receive my Online PIN.  How do I get it? The Online PIN is on the Notice to File.  If the business did not receive the Notice, they should confirm their mailing address is correct before completing a PIN Reset request at

I closed my business. If you received a notice to file, then you have not completed the closing paperwork with the City and should update your account to let us know you closed at

Need further assistance? Submit your question by clicking on the link below. A Representative will contact you on the SAME DAY of the request if submitted prior to 7pm. Requests received after 7pm will receive a response by the next business day.

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