FAQ Topic: Business taxes

How do I register my new business?

If you would like to register your new business, you should first check with our Planning Division to make sure your business location is zoned properly for the business you want to do.  Once a location has been secured you will need to complete a Business License Application online, within 45 days of operation.

How do I pay my Business License?

Business License Tax payments can be made online, whether it is a balance due payment or renewal. You can also pay in-person on the 3rd Floor of San Rafael City Hall.

What is the sales tax in the city?

Effective 10/1/2022, the current sales tax rate in San Rafael is 9.25%.  Check out the break down:   State General Fund 3.94% County Health and Safety 1.56% City of San Rafael 1.00% San Rafael Transactions and Use Tax – 3/31/2034* 0.75% Measure R – 4/1/2021 – 3/31/2030 0.25% Marin County Measure A (Parks and Open … Continued

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