Taxes

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Approximately 40% of the City's revenues come from various property and local tax sources such as transient occupancy taxes, sales and use taxes, property taxes and natural gas, electricity, cable television and solid waste franchises.

  • Property Taxes
    The City of West Hollywood receives approximately 17.8 cents for every $1.00 paid in ad valorem property taxes.  These  are paid directly to the County of Los Angeles.  Click on the link above for more information about common property tax terms to assist you in understanding your property tax bills.
  • Direct Benefit Assessments
    The City of West Hollywood has four direct benefit assessment Districts that are included on property tax bills. A Direct Benefit Assessment District is a special financing district formed by a local government agency to provide Sewer, Street, Solid Waste/Recycling, Landscape or Lighting maintenance.  To find out if your business is located in one of these districts click on the link above.
  • Business Tax Information
    All businesses operating within the City of West Hollywood are required to obtain a Business Tax Certificate and pay an annual Business Tax.  To find out more information about obtaining and renewing a Business Tax Certificate, click the link above. 
  • Utility User Taxes
    The City of West Hollywood does not charge utility user taxes to its residents or businesses.  If your business is incorrectly being assessed a utility user tax, be sure to contact your utility provider directly.  Information for specific utility providers may be found at the link above.
  • Business Improvement Districts 
    Special assessment districts that are established by groups of local businesses and property owners. The revenue generated from the special assessment funds a variety of local improvements such as street cleaning, marketing, and outreach within the district.  Find out if your business is located in one of the City's Business Improvement Districts.
  • California City and County Sales & Use Tax Rates
    Click the link above to look at  listing of current sales & use tax rates by city maintained by the California State Board of Equalization.