Burbank Based Business
Out of Town Based Business
Rental Business Application (Residential or Commercial properties)
Home Occupation Permit
Out of Town Based Construction Contractor - working on a construction project in Burbank
Business Tax Fees
Business tax fees consist of an initial application fee, a flat tax and an added levy per employee for the majority of business. However, the following business types pay tax based on a different fee structure:
- Rental businesses and landlords pay tax based on number of residential units, or commercial square footage and a flat fee.
- Laundry services pay based on annual business volume.
- Vending and coin-operated machine businesses pay a flat tax and levy based on gross receipts.
- Hotels and motels pay per room
In addition, all businesses, except those authorized for Home Occupation permits, pay a $4.00 state accessibility fee.
To determine the category of your business and the employee rate, please click here for a list of businesses. General businesses with employees are categorized according to three types:
2. Business Services, or
3. Professions and Related Occupations. (See neighborhood compatibility rules for Home Occupations. Home Occupations may have employees, but they may NOT physically report to or work out of the Home Occupation.)
NOTEe: Certain business require a regulatory Business License. If your business appears on the list but says Business License required, your business needs a Business License. The Business License Fee Schedule is different from the Business Tax Schedule. Please contact a Permit Technician at email@example.com for further details and put New Business License Application in the subject line. If you are unsure whether your business type needs a Business License, please contact us.
NEW BUSINESS TAX APPLICATIONS:
Fees due include an Application Fee and the Tax Payment.
For a typical Burbank-based business that is not a Home Occupation, the Application Fee is $97.95. For an Out-of-Town based business, the Application Fee is $36.95. For a Home Occupation, the Application Fee is $93.95.
> General Business (offices, retail, production companies, manufacturers, wholesalers, etc)
Basic Tax $103.50, PLUS
For example, the total Fee due at the time of application for a Burbank-based retail business (non-Home Occupation) with one employee is $207.65
>Vending and Coin-Operated Machines
If you initially underpay, payment of the balance due will be required prior to issuance of the Certificate.
Other Administrative Fees:
Change in registration (Ownership, name, location or type) $32.95
Replacement Certificate $32.95
Delinquent payment of tax or deficiency:
One month - 10% Delinquent fee or minimum $10.00, whichever is greater
Two months - 25% Delinquent fee or minimum $25.00, whichever is greater
Failure to file for registration - 25% of actual taxes due or minimum $35.00, whichever is greater
Out-of-Town Construction Contractors
Tax is paid per construction project at the time of permit issuance and is paid based on Volume of Work - $0.90 per each $1,000 of valuation with a maximum of $470.00. Please use this application and mail with payment to:
City of Burbank Building & Safety Division
P.O. Box 6459
Burbank, CA 91510-6459
If you would like to pay by credit card, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Out-of-Contractors tax in the subject line. A 2% Administrative Fee applies to cover fees charged to the City by the bank.
Note: The current rates are in effect through June 30, 2020. Tax rates increase effective January 1 each year. Application and administrative fees are subject to change July 1 with adoption of the City's Fee Schedule