FAQ Topic: Tax Holiday Program General FAQs

Am I doing “business”? What does Santa Ana consider a “business” and why may they think I am operating one?

Santa Ana Municipal Code Section 21-3 defines business as including “all activities engaged in or caused to be engaged in within the city, including any commercial or industrial enterprise, trade, profession, occupation, vocation, calling, or livelihood, including rental of residential or commercial real estate, and every other kind of activity whether or not carried on … Continued

What is the Business License Tax Holiday Program?

The Business License Tax Holiday is a temporary program authorizing the waiver of: (1) prior year taxes, penalties, and interest due for unlicensed businesses; (2) unpaid current year penalties and interest assessed upon licensed businesses who owe current year business license taxes; and (3) penalties and interest assessable on underreported or misfiled taxes by licensed … Continued

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