Information for New Businesses

The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration has several resources to aid new businesses just getting started. The Department of Tax and Fee administers California's sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis taxes, as well as a variety of other taxes and fees that fund specific state programs. For specific information about their programs, how to register for permits and licenses, and how to file and report correctly, visit

The CalGold website,, is a comprehensive resource that assists business owners in finding the appropriate permit information for their business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer and issue permits, including those for cities, counties, and various other departments.