Contact: Bus. Tax Hotline (323) 782-4560
 
News Release: February 13, 2006
City of Los Angeles Business Tax

LOS ANGELES -- If you are subject to the City of Los Angeles Business Tax, the deadline for filing is February 28, 2006. To take advantage of the new “creative artist exemption” you must be current on any back taxes owed from prior years.
 
The City’s Office of Finance has posted a Frequently Asked Questions document on the City of L.A. Web site. The FAQ will answer many questions regarding what income is subject to the tax, what categories writers may use, when residuals are subject to the tax, etc.
 
You will find the FAQ at:  http://www.lacity.org/finance/finA5a.htm.
 
If you have additional questions, please call the Guild’s Business Tax Hotline at 323-782-4560.

If you have further issues regarding the creative artist exemption, please contact the City of Los Angeles’ Office of Finance business tax hotline at (213) 473-5901 to help answer your concerns.
 
Due to the large number of calls, please allow several days for your call to be returned.