Business Tax - Instructions
PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION LEGIBLY IN INK.
Business Name: This is the name your business is doing business under in the City of Garden Grove. An example would be "Trees Landscape Service". If you are a beautician working in a salon or a real estate agent working for a broker, this would be your own name because you are your own business. You are not an employee of the salon or the broker unless there are income taxes taken out of your paycheck.
Ownership Class: A sole ownership is a business owned by one individual or a husband and wife. A partnership is a legal relation between two or more persons contractually associated as joint principals in a business. A corporation is a business which has filed articles of incorporation with the secretary of a state and has been issued a corporate identification number.
Garden Grove Start Date of Current Owner: This is the first date that the business did or will do any work in Garden Grove.
Business Address: This is the physical location of your business. If your business is mobile it is where you do your accounting for the business. It is not a post office box or the address of the job site where you are working.
Federal Employer's ID No.: This is a number issued to a business by the Internal Revenue Service to pay their income taxes and to deposit their employees' federal payroll tax deductions. All sole ownership businesses who have employees, all partnerships whether they have employees or not and all corporations must have a federal employer identification number.
Description of Business: This is an actual description of what business you will be transacting in Garden Grove. It must be a detailed description. Descriptions such as "general", "business consulting" and "service" are not acceptable.
State Resale Number: This is a number given by the State Board of Equalization and is used to report sales tax transactions by manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers. If your business sells anything to an end user it must have a resale number and collect sales tax.
Business Phone: This is the telephone number of your business.
Owner's name, partner, or officer if a corporation: This is the major responsible principal's name. It is given out to the public at their request. If there are two or more owners, partners or principals please list a second person in the #2 line and others on attached sheets.
Owner's Address and Phone Number: This is the home address and phone number of the owners, partners or principals listed above. It is not given out to the public.
Social Security Number: This is the tax number which would be used if the business is a sole ownership and does not have any employees. If the business is a partnership or a corporation this question does not have to be answered.
Owner's Signature: This is the signature of the owner of the business. If the owner is not present when the application is filed, the representative who filed the form should sign the application and state his association with the business.
***ALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE LOCATED WITHIN THE CITY OF GARDEN GROVE ARE REQUIRED TO FILE A LOCATION REVIEW FORM WITH THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO OBTAINING A BUSINESS LICENSE. CALL OUR OFFICE AT (714) 741-5074 TO OBTAIN THIS FORM.