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Visit the Business License Fees and Taxes web page for more information. You may also visit our office located at 1010 10th Street in Modesto on the second floor suite 2100.
You can pay your business license in person or online using our online portal.
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These are the forms that would need to be attached to your business license renewal depending on the type of business. These forms should be filled out, saved to your device and uploaded to the online renewal portal.
Subcontractor Adjustment List (PDF)
This form is for General Contractors to adjust the amounts paid to a licensed sub-contractor. General Contractors must fill this form out and attach it to their renewal to be allowed this adjustment.
Apportionment Worksheet (PDF)
A taxpayer may reduce total receipts from the operation of business or from work performed in the City by a percentage that represents activities that occur outside the city. If you believe this applies to your business please complete this BL-2 Apportionment worksheet.
Refunds for overpayment will be processed within four weeks. In the event of a balance on previously unpaid taxes, any refund due will be applied towards this balance. Refunds will be issued in the form of a check.
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Although you do not pay Mill or DID tax, you must report your gross receipts (even if they are zero) to keep your license current and active.
$5000 X .002 = $10
For a list of allowed Adjustments, see the back of the Declaration of Gross Receipts form or contact the Business Licensing Division. Be sure to write the adjustments on the appropriate lines on the back portion of the form that is returned to the city.
Each partner is required to complete a Home Business Agreement application for each one of their Modesto addresses.
Yes. You must report your gross receipts as zero either online or by signing, dating, and returning the Declaration of Gross Receipts form that was mailed to you, so that your license will remain current and active.