Tax Help for Restaurants
California is home to tens of thousands of restaurants, bars, caterers, mobile food vendors, and other food service businesses. That's not surprising given California’s abundant population, cultural diversity, and robust tourism.
Owning a restaurant or other food service business can be challenging. To be successful, owners must comply with many complicated and confusing tax laws. It is vital to understand these laws so you can stay focused on serving your customers and growing your business.
The restaurant industry attracts tourism, provides jobs, and supports California's economy. To better assist you, the BOE offers tax guides that offer tips on getting started, basic information on industry topics, and links to resources that address specific questions and concerns.
Additionally, I hosted a "Tax Help for Restaurants" telephone townhall on October 28 with the California Restaurant Association to discuss the sales and use tax issues that affect restaurant owners. In case you missed it, here’s the audio recording.