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Do I need to register my small business with your office?
All persons or companies conducting business in San José must pay the business tax, whether or not they have offices located in San José. The payment of business tax is required prior to the commencement of business in San Jose and is renewed annually.

The City of San José's Finance Department is responsible for collecting the business tax. The business tax form is located on the Finance Department website or may be picked up at:

City of San José - Finance Department
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower First Floor, Windows 1,2
San José, CA 95113

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1. Do I need to register my small business with your office?
2. Can you tell me about office space in San José?
3. How can I find employees?
4. How can I schedule a meeting of foreign business / government delegations with City officials?
5. How do I become a certified Woman or Minority-Owned Business for federally funded projects?
6. How large is San Jose?
7. Where can I get a list of all the companies in San Jose?
8. Where can I get information about regulations that would relate to the business I am starting in San Jose?
9. Where do I pay the business tax?
10. Why should I choose San Jose as a location for my business?
11. How do I buy Real Estate from the City?