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LA CITY BUSINESS TAX EXPLAINED

Nothing in this document is to be cited as a legal source. This is for informational purposes only and should not replace direct advice from your tax professional.

WHO SHOULD FILE FOR LA BUSINESS TAX EXEMPTION?

Any performing artist earning 1099 income in Los Angeles should file for the Business Tax exemption. Since as performers, we don’t always know what the forthcoming year will hold, it’s a safe bet to register each year to be sure you’re covered.

 

WHAT IF I DON’T DO IT?

I’ve seen this come back to bite people with a fine years after the fact. Better safe than sorry. It takes only a few minutes and I’ve provided the best instructions I could here to help you do it.

 

WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

Every year by the last day of February. Set a reminder on your smart device so you don’t forget next year.

 

WILL I HAVE TO PAY?

If you are earning less than $300,000/year in 1099 Creative Artist income, you will not owe. Beyond that, it would be a case by case basis. If you’re earning less than $100,000 in income from a self-employed business, you will not owe.

 

WHAT DO I DO NOW?

If you’ve never registered before:

Click here to be directed to the REGISTRATION PAGE.

Click here to download my PDF walkthrough of the registration process.

 

If you’v’e registered in previous years:

Click here to be directed to the RENEWAL PAGE.

Click here to download my PDF walkthrough of the renewal process.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

​The nice folks over at Chuck Sloan have a TON of information on their website. Check it out here.


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