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Business Operation Tax (BOT)

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BUSINESS OPERATION TAX

The City of Sacramento does not issue a business license. Rather, all businesses that operate in the City pay a business operation tax.  Follow the steps below to apply for your business operation tax account.

All businesses that operate in the City of Sacramento or do business with the City of Sacramento must have a Business Operation Tax certificate.  A Business Operation Tax Certificate (BOT) is the equivalent of a business license in other jurisdictions. 

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