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How do I get a Business Tax Certificate?
1. Download & complete the Registration Form online using the City’s website ( The Finance Department will mail you a bill and you can choose to pay online, mail in a payment or pay in-person.

2. Print a Copy of the Registration form, complete it, make check payable to the City of San José for the appropriate tax amount due, and mail it to:

City of San José Finance Department
Attn: Business Tax
200 E. Santa Clara Street, 13th Floor
San José, CA 95113-1905

3. Visit us at City Hall:
• The Office is located in San Jose City Hall at:
200 E. Santa Clara Street, 1st Floor
San José, CA 95113
• Application will be processed while you wait.
• If you submit payment of the total tax amount due, you can pick up a temporary Business Tax Certificate immediately (the official certificate will be mailed to you).

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1. How do I get a Business Tax Certificate?
2. Do I need a Business Tax Certificate?
3. How much is the Business Tax?
4. Where can I find my account number?
5. How do I close my business?
6. I’ve lost my business certificate; how do I acquire a new one?
7. When do the new Business Tax changes take effect?
8. Why the increase in Business Tax?
9. What does this tax do for me?
10. I am a Residential Landlord with less than 3 units that I currently rent, why do I have to pay now?
11. I have filed for an Exemption in the past. How does that affect me and my business?
12. What exemptions may be available to my business?
13. Are there any Exemptions that were deleted with the Ballot Measure?
14. Are there any new exemptions to the Business Tax?
15. What do I do if I must make a change to my account?
16. I need to verify if a company or person has a Business Tax Certificate.