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The City of Auburn established an ordinance (Chapter 33: Finance, Licensing and Taxation) that requires every business within the City to be licensed and to pay the business license tax, as set forth in the ordinance.
If you are planning on opening a business located in City of Auburn, or doing business within the City’s limits, you must obtain a business license.
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Refund PolicyBusiness License fees are nonrefundable.
AB1379 ComplianceDisability Access Requirements
On October 11, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law, AB 1379. This assembly bill amends section 4467 of the Government Code, relating to disability access. On and after January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2023 a $4 state fee will be imposed on any applicant for a local business license or a renewal and is to be collected by cities. If a business license or its equivalent is not issued by cities then the $4 fee is imposed on an applicant for a building permit.
The purpose of the fee is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements. Additionally, the fee assists local jurisdictions in supporting the Certified Access Specialist (CASp) program and provides the Division of the State Architect (DSA) with funds to maintain oversight of the CASp program.
Sellers Permit - State Board of Equalization, 1-800-400-7115 or www.boe.ca.gov
Fictitious Name Statement, Placer County’s Recorder's Office, (530) 886-5600
Placer County Environmental Health, (530) 745-2300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Employer Registration–State Employment Development 800-300-5616 or www.edd.ca.gov
State/Corporate Income Tax – State Franchise Tax Board 800-852-5711 or www.ftb.ca.gov
Federal Income Tax – Internal Revenue Service 800-829-1040 or www.irs.com
State Contractor License Board – 800-321-2752 or www.cslb.ca.gov
California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control – 916-419-2500 www.abc.ca.gov
California Pawn & Secondhand Dealer System (CAPSS) 916-227-6400
Secretary of State – Business Programs Division 916-653-6814 www.ss.ca.gov