Business Account Update

Click the “I Understand” button below to enter the Account Update application

Instructions for Updating Business Account Information 

The Account Update application allows you to view, correct and update information that the Office of the Treasurer & Tax Collector (Office) has on file for your business and/or license account. The Office uses this information for all official communication about your business taxes, licenses and fees. Business Information may be shared with other departments in the City and County of San Francisco, including, but not limited to the following departments: Office of the Assessor & Recorder; Department of Public Health; Fire and Police Departments; Entertainment Commission and Office of Short Term Rental. Certain data will be available on that is public and not confidential. Taxpayer confidential data will not be available on the website.

The following actions can be taken in this application:

Business Account Management

Contact Information

The Office stores a single contact per account. It is your responsibility to keep this information current. Taxpayers and license holders will be liable for any tax, fee or license obligation even if the contact information is not current. All official documents will be sent to this address, including all bills, tax notifications and certificate/permits. You can update the following:

  • Mailing name

  • Mailing address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

Business Taxes

If you previously indicated that Access Line Tax, Utility Users Tax, Telephone Users Tax or Traffic Congestion Mitigation Tax apply to your business, you will see a Taxes tab.  You can change your tax selection on this tab.

Location Management 

Locations are the specific sites where business is conducted. Every location and every Trade Name/DBA in San Francisco should be listed.  

  • View the details of any location including Trade Name/DBA, address and any associated licenses and business activities.

  • Edit (add or remove) location taxes and fees. 

  • Correct a Trade Name/DBA typographical or spelling error.
  • Change a Trade Name/DBA by closing the location with the existing Trade Name and opening a new location with the new Trade Name. 
  • Add a new location which includes reporting a location move or the addition of a new physical location.
  • Close a location if the business location is no longer operating under the reported Trade Name/DBA or address. Note: if you are closing your entire business, use the Business Closure function.

Business Closure 

Operations will no longer be allowed once the business is closed. Ceasing operations will stop all mail and inactivate the business including all associated licenses.

  • Access to this Account Update and some electronic tax filing applications will no longer be permitted.

  • No further notifications and reminders will be sent unless you have outstanding financial obligations. Your balances owed will be moved to the Bureau of Delinquent Revenue for continued enforcement.
  • Business licenses will not be renewed.
  • Continuation of operations after this declaration is submitted may lead to legal action.

If you have sold your business, or are closing your business account because the organization structure has changed, you can enter the new Business Account Number (BAN) when you submit your closure.  If your existing business has regulatory agency licenses, our office will forward this information to the regulatory agencies to review whether licenses can be transferred to the new business.

Business Management

Provide contact information to receive communications related to health orders, disasters, grants and loan opportunities. 

Instructions for Using the Application 

  • Click the “I Understand” button below to enter the Account Update application

  • You will need your seven (7) digit Business Account Number (BAN), the last four (4) of your Taxpayer Identification Number (FEIN or SSN), and your eight (8) character Online PIN. 

  • Changes are not submitted until you certify and click Submit. 

  • Once you have submitted your change, it may take 24-48 hours for the change to be reflected.

This application supports Windows EDGE and current versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. If you choose to use a browser other than the ones listed, your experience may not be optimal or secure. Please check and/or update your browser.