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All persons or companies conducting business in the City of El Monte are required to pay a business tax. This includes, but is not limited to:
If you conduct business in the City of El Monte from an office located outside of El Monte, you are still required to pay a business tax.
For a new business, the business tax is due and payable at the start of business. For business tax renewals for existing businesses, the business tax is due and payable at the beginning of each calendar year. Business tax for special events (e.g. Live entertainment venues) are payable 4 weeks prior to the day(s) of the event.
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Business tax rates are calculated based upon the type of business, gross annual receipts, and a minimum processing fee, as specified in the El Monte Municipal Code.
Business Tax Certificates are not transferable or assignable to any other person or business.
Please note that this information does not constitute a final or complete interpretation of all legal requirements that may apply to your particular type of business. Please contact the Business Support Center at (626) 376-4679 . A Tax Specialist will be happy to answer any additional questions that you may have.