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You will receive three (3) emails to the email address provided in the "Contact Information" section of the application.
Before the application can be processed you must complete steps 2 and 3. Step 1 - Complete the Application (Done) Step 2 - Sign the Form
You will receive an email from DocuSign with the subject line "E-Signature – New Business Application"

Your electronic signature is the final authorization needed to create a new business tax account. Once signed, you will be emailed a signed PDF version of the application for your records.

After 15 days the application will be deleted and you will need to complete a new form should you wish to open your business.
Step 3 - Pay the Business Registration Fee (if applicable)

You will receive an email with the subject line "Payment Required - New Business Application" Follow the instructions within the email to access the payment system to pay applicable registration fees.

If you pay online, you will receive a confirmation email with your Business Account Number (BAN).

You will receive your Business Certificate and additional information about operating in San Francisco in the mail.
Thank you for establishing your business in San Francisco.
If you have questions or need further assistance, you may submit your question electronically. It is important you reference your temporary form number, . A customer service representative will contact you on the same day of the request if submitted prior to 7:00 pm. Requests received after 7:00 pm will receive a response by the next business day.

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City and County of San Francisco
Office of The Treasurer & Tax Collector
Business Registration Application
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San Francisco Business Registration
Submitting this application will establish a business in San Francisco, and initiate tax compliance responsibilities including tax filing and payments. Failure to comply with tax requirements may lead to collections efforts up to and including legal proceedings. If your business tax ID is already associated with another business entity, submitting this application will create another business with the associated tax responsibilities. For additional information about starting a business in San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Business portal at http://businessportal.sfgov.org/.

Introduction

City and County of San Francisco
Office of The Treasurer & Tax Collector
Business Registration Application
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Important Information Before You Begin Your Application

Important Information Before You Begin Your Application
Step 1 - Complete the Application
Once submitted you cannot change your application. You must complete your application in a single session.
Have the following items ready before you begin the application: Federal Tax Identification Number (FEIN, SSN, or TIN) Estimated San Francisco Gross Receipts Estimated San Francisco Payroll Expense Legal structure of your business Ownership name(s) & address(es) Address of each location in San Francisco where you do business Valid Email Address Payment Information (credit card, debit card or checking account information)
Click here for instructions on completing the business registration application
Step 2 - Sign the Form
You will receive an e-mail with instructions to electronically sign the application after it has been submitted.
Step 3 - Pay the Business Registration Fee (if applicable)
You will receive your Business Account Number immediately by paying online using e-check, credit or debit card.

Business Information

City and County of San Francisco
Office of The Treasurer & Tax Collector
Business Registration Application
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Your Business

Sole proprietor or individual applying, enter first and last name. Do not enter your trade name.
Future dates not accepted (mm/dd/yyyy)

Ownership Information

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Office of The Treasurer & Tax Collector
Business Registration Application
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Ownership Details

Owners have the authority to make changes to the business account.

Owner

Select Address Type

Officer Information

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Business Registration Application
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Business Officers

Officers have the authority to make changes to the business account.

Officer

Contact Information

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Contact Details

Registration and tax information will only be mailed to the contact mailing address.
Clicking this button will copy the contact information for the first owner listed in Ownership Information.
Select Address Type

Location Information

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Business Registration Application
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Location Details

Each location name, fictitious business name ("FBN"), or DBA ("Doing Business As") name should be listed as a separate location. If the Location Name is the same as your Business Name, list your Business Name on this line.

Location

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Tax & Fees

Select all applicable taxes & fees for the particular location. For more information about third party taxes, including Certificate of Authority, click here.
Transient Occupancy Tax, Tourism Improvement District & Moscone Expansion District Fees (may require completion of Certificate of Authority)
Short Term Residential Rental
Parking Tax (may require completion of Certificate of Authority)
Access Line Tax
Utility Users Tax
Telephone Users Tax
Stadium Operator Tax

Business Activities

Business Activities – choose all that describe business activities at that location.

Registration Fees

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Office of The Treasurer & Tax Collector
Business Registration Application
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Registration

The information on this page, coupled with your selected Business Activity determines your Business Registration Fee
Does this business receive rental income from four or more residential units in one building?
Are you establishing the business to be a vendor or participate in procurement processes with the City and County of San Francisco?
Are you Exempt from paying Registration Fee?

Penalty of Perjury Statement

City and County of San Francisco
Office of The Treasurer & Tax Collector
Business Registration Application
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I certify under penalty of perjury that I am the business registering (including an officer, general partner, member manager, executor, trustee, fiduciary, or other individual with the authority to bind the registrant), or an agent of the registrant authorized to sign this form on behalf of the registrant pursuant to a validly executed Power of Attorney (see Instructions), and I have examined the Business Registration Application, including Addendum, and the information thereon is, to the best of my knowledge and belief, true and correct, and fully compliant with all the requirements provided in Articles 6 and 12 of the San Francisco Business and Tax Regulations Code. I am required by law to complete this form in its entirety and understand this statement is subject to audit.
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