Refunds for overpayment will be processed within four weeks. In the event of a balance on previously unpaid taxes, any refund due will be applied towards this balance. Refunds will be issued in the form of a check.
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Initial Business license annual tax (fee) amounts are prorated during the first year depending on the month that you are applying for a license. Every type of Business license in the City of Modesto will require a deposit of $100.00 and the mandated AB1379 $4.00 fee in addition to the annual tax (fee).
Business license annual taxes (fees) and the mandated AB1379 $4.00 fee are due annually on July 1st every year.
You can pay your business license in person or online using our online portal.
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These are the forms that would need to be attached to your business license renewal depending on the type of business. These forms should be filled out, saved to your device and uploaded to the online renewal portal.
Subcontractor Adjustment List (PDF)
This form is for General Contractors to adjust the amounts paid to a licensed sub-contractor. General Contractors must fill this form out and attach it to their renewal to be allowed this adjustment.
Apportionment Worksheet (PDF)
A taxpayer may reduce total receipts from the operation of business or from work performed in the City by a percentage that represents activities that occur outside the city. If you believe this applies to your business please complete this BL-2 Apportionment worksheet.