Los Angeles County Clerk's Office (562) 462-2177 12400 Imperial Hwy., Room 1007 Norwalk, CA 90650
If you conduct business under a name other than your full legal name, you will need to file a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the County Clerk's Office.
Seller's Permits and Sales Tax
California State Board of Equalization (310) 342-1000 5901 Green Valley Circle Culver City, CA 90231
If you sell almost any product and some services in the State of California, you must apply for a Seller's Permit and pay sales tax. The Seller's Permit allows the Board of Equalization to keep track of your taxable sales.
A new business will need to obtain a Federal Employer ID number if is a partnership, a corporation, or if any employees are hired. A Federal ID Tax Number is not needed if the business has no employees, and is organized as a sole proprietorship. The proprietor's social security number is used to identify the business.
For information regarding employee withholdings, self-employment tax, sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation taxes, contact the IRS.
Santa Fe Springs Employment Tax Office 10330 Pioneer Blvd, Suite 150 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
There are two types of payroll taxes: those withheld from employees’ pay, and those paid by the employer. Payroll taxes include withholding for Social Security (FICA) taxes, for federal and state personal income taxes, for Medicare, State Disability, and Unemployment. Contact your accountant and/or call the California Employment Development Department.
Similar to Federal regulations, no State Tax Number is required if the business has no employees and is a sole proprietorship. Business income is included in the owner's personal income tax forms.
Alcoholic Beverage Control Inglewood Office (310) 412-6311
Corporation Commission (866) 275-2677 370 W. 4th Street Suite 750 Los Angeles, CA 90013
Secretary of State (213) 897-3062 300 Spring Street Suite 12513 Los Angeles, CA 90013
U.S. Customs (562) 980-3100 1 World Trade Center Suite 705 Long Beach CA 90831