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1031 E. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite F
Foster City, CA 94404
phone 650.573.7600
fax 650.573.5201
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State (Califormia) Requirements

Disclaimer: Great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information provided here. Nonetheless, the new business owner is cautioned to contact the City of Foster City and the San Mateo County governments to confirm the requirements and to determine if other requirements are necessary for their business. The Foster City Chamber of Commerce assumes no liability for the correctness of the information presented here.

 

1. Filing Organizational Documents

- with CA Secretary of State
(for Corporations, LLPs, LLCs, nonprofits, associations)

Contact :
CA Secretary of State
San Francisco Regional Office
Two Rincon Center
121 Spear Street, Suite 420
San Francisco, CA 94105-1584
Tel: (415) 904-2344
see webpage


2. Obtain a State Seller’s Permit / Resale Permit

- required by anyone who intends to sell or lease goods

Contact:
State Board of Equalization
121 Spear Street, Suite 460,
San Francisco, CA 94105-1584
Tel: (415) 356-6600
see webpage


3. Check if your business requires a State License

More Information:
California Commerce & Economic Development Program
Small Business Help-Line: 1-800-303-6600
see webpage
also see webpage
- contact the bureau in charge of licensing your type of business


4. State Income Taxes

More Information:
Franchise Tax Board
San Francisco
121 Spear St, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105-1584
see webpage

 

5. For Employers

a. Employer Registration /

State Employer Identification Number

- if you run a business or employ household workers
you are required to register and receive a State
Employer Identification Number as well as
information on state labor and wage laws

Contact:
Employment Development Dept. (EDD)
San Carlos
550 Quarry Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel: (650) 802-5000
Fax: (650) 413-1811
see webpage

 

b. New Employee Registry

- all new employees need to be reported to the New Employee Registry within 20 days of their start-to-
work date, which is the first day services were
performed
for wages.

Contact:
New Employee Registry
Employment Development Dept. (EDD)
745 Franklin Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (916) 657-0529
see webpage

 

c. Withholding, Insurance, Taxes

- as an employer, you must comply with the
requirements for Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, Employment Training Tax,
and State Personal Income Tax

Contact:
Employment Development Dept. (EDD)
San Carlos
550 Quarry Road
San Carlos, CA 94070
Tel: (650) 802-5000
Fax: (650) 413-1811
see webpage
also see webpage


d. Workers’ Compensation Insurance

- secure a policy to cover your employees for
work-related injuries

More Information:
California Department of Industrial Relations
455 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 703-5070
see webpage

Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC)
Information and Assistance Unit
455 Golden Gate Ave., 2nd Floor
San Francisco, 94102
Tel: (415) 703-5020
see webpage
also see webpage

Contact:
- any insurance company that issues Workers’ Compensation Insurance or

State Compensation Insurance Fund
San Francisco District Office
303 Second Street, Ste. 600
South San Francisco, CA 94107
see webpage


e. Wages, hours and working conditions

- businesses with employees must comply with laws establishing minimum standards for wages, hours
and working conditions.

Contact:
Division of Labor Standards Enforcement
455 Golden Gate Ave., 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: (415) 703-5300
see webpage


f. Proof of Residency Requirement

- employees hired after November 6, 1986 must
provide proof of eligibility to work in the United
States.

Contact:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
see webpage


6. Commercial Vehicles

- vehicles to be used for business must be registered

Contact:
Department of Motor Vehicles
425 North Amphlett Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94401
Tel: 1-800-777-0133
see webpage
also see webpage

 

7. Regulatory Compliance and Agricultural Standards

- all businesses that buy/sell by weight, measure, count, time, and/or distance are required to have their weighing/measuring devices
registered and sealed.

Contact:
Department of Consumer Assurance
Regulatory Compliance and Agricultural Standards
see webpage

 

8. Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

- all parties concerned, applicants for new licenses or transferors
(present licensees), and transferees (applicants) should be
present.
- detailed personal information is required, including fingerprints,
from all individual applicants, managers, and managing officers
of applicant corporations.

Contact:
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
185 Berry St., Suite 5600
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel: (415) 557-3660
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