THE ROLE OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Contact the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (562) 982-1337 if you plan to sell or serve alcoholic beverages.
FEDERAL TAXES Contact the Internal Revenue Service at (800) 829-3676 to request form SS- 4 to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN). This is also considered the business' Tax Identification Number (TIN).
New businesses should also request federal publication Number 583, entitled Taxpayers Starting a Business.
FOOD PREPARATION/SALES For County Health Requirements contact the County of Los Angeles Department of Environmental Health at (888) 700-9995 if your establishment intends to prepare and/or sell food of any type.
SALES TAX Your business activity may require a Seller's Permit (Retail Sales Tax Number) from the State Board of Equalization. Applications are made in person at one of the local district offices. To determine if your business requires a Seller's Permit you may first contact the SBE by telephone at (310) 342-1000. General Information (800) 400-7115.
STATE TAX Contact the California Franchise Tax Board at (800) 852-5711 to obtain Form 540 (Estimating Withholding Tax) and for information regarding State Income taxes and filing.
EMPLOYEES Contact the California Employment Development Department (EDD) at (888) 745-3886 to obtain a State Employer Identification Number (SEIN) if you have employees and withhold State Withholding Tax, Disability and Unemployment Insurance.