Renew Business Registration

The 2021-22 Business Registration Renewal deadline (previously May 31, 2021) has been deferred for all businesses to the dates listed below. Most businesses will receive a bill for the 2021-22 Business Registration Fee by September 30, 2021 and will not need to file a return. Our office collected information about 2020 gross receipts (the basis of the registration fee for 2021-22) in the 2021 Business Registration Renewal filing. If you have not yet completed your 2021 Business Registration Renewal, use the button below to complete the renewal filing. 

2021  Business Registration Renewal
(combined form for 2020-21 and 2021-22) 

Renewal Instructions

2020-2021 Business Registration Renewal (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021)

Business Category

Deferred Deadline for 2020-2021 Business Registration Renewal

All businesses

April 30, 2021


2021-2022 Business Registration Renewal Deadline Deferrals (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022)

Yellow 2020-2021 certificates are valid through the deadlines listed below. 

Business Category

Deadline for 2021-2022 Business Registration Renewal

$25 million or less in 2020 San Francisco gross receipts

November 1, 2021

More than $25 million in 2020 San Francisco gross receipts

June 30, 2021

2020 Gross Receipts Tax Extension filers

July 30, 2021

Additional Information

If you have completed the 2020-21 renewal filing, we will send you a bill for the 2021-22 registration fee by September 30, 2021.  If we need additional information in order to bill you for the 2021-2022 Business Registration Renewal, we will notify you using the email or mailing address on file.

Your yellow 2020-2021 certificate is valid through the deadlines listed above. If you would like an updated certificate, visit our Help Center and submit a business question. 

Your 2020-2021 registration fee was calculated using your 2019 gross receipts
Your 2021-2022 registration fee will be calculated using your 2020 gross receipts

Because of the many COVID-19 deadline deferrals, the 2020-21 registration renewal filing wasn’t due until April 30, 2021 (it was originally due May 31, 2020). By the time the filing was due, businesses were able to report their 2019 AND 2020 gross receipts at the same time. We built a form for the 2020-21 registration renewal that collected the information for both renewals so that most businesses wouldn’t need to complete another form for the 2021-22 registration renewal.

Some businesses renewed before the form was updated to include the question about 2020 gross receipts. Some businesses did not renew for 2020-21. In either case, in order to renew for 2021-22, all businesses need to complete the current 2020-21 Business Registration Renewal so we have the required information. Once you have completed your 2020-21 renewal, our office will use that information to determine your 2021-22 business registration fee and send you a bill. 

You will need the following information to complete the 2020-21 renewal, which will also be used to calculate the business registration fee for 2021-22:

  • Your 2019 and 2020 taxable San Francisco gross receipts (your 2020 gross receipts will be used to calculate 2021-22 registration fee)
  • Your 2019 San Francisco payroll expense
  • The business activities that describe your business
  • Average number of employees per week

If you do not have your eight (8) character Online PIN, you may request your PIN here. Processing time may take up to 3-5 business days. You will be unable to renew online without your PIN.

If you are no longer in business, go to Business Account Update and close your account.

Click here if you hare having technical difficulties. Here you will find updates on any known issues and receive instructions on reporting difficulties.

Need Further Assistance?

Visit our Help Center to submit a question.  Questions submitted before 7:00 pm will receive a response on the SAME DAY. Questions submitted after 7:00 pm will receive a response by the next business day.