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OLSE business resources

Agency contacts for small businesses

  • 1901 Zanker Road San Jose, CA 95112 408-216-6200 
  • Responsible for Unemployment and State Disability Insurance. Collect payroll taxes. Maintain employment records for workers statewide. Connect job seekers with employers.
  • Pay Unemployment Insurance and Employment Training Tax (employer contributions), State Disability Insurance, and Personal Income Tax.

  • 515 Clay Street, Suite 305 Oakland, CA 94612 1-800-338-0505 1-510-622-4693
  • Helps taxpayers file tax returns timely, accurately, and pay the correct amount
  • Find information on doing business in California, sales/property/business taxes, income types, industry-specific taxes, available tax credits, etc.

  • 1325 J Street, #1800 Sacramento, CA 95814 1-877-345-4633
  • CalGOLD contains direct links and contact information for local permitting authorities
  • Find permitting information for your area.

  • 100 Paseo de San Antonio, Suite 120 San Jose, CA 95113 1-833-526-4636 408-277-1266
  • Supports workplaces by enforcing labor laws.
  • To check if you or your business have unpaid judgments. Learn about labor laws, payroll taxes, paid leave, etc. Get licenses, permits, registrations, and certificates.

  • 515 Clay Street, Suite 1901 Oakland, CA 94612 510-286-7000
  • Protects and improves the health and safety of workers in California by setting and enforcing standards, conducting outreach, etc.
  • To report a workplace accident. For workplace postings and recordkeeping. To develop an injury & illness prevention program.

  • 1500 11th Street Sacramento, CA 95814 916-653-6814
  • Business Programs Division supports businesses by registering entities and trademarks
  • To register a business, file a Statement of Information, reserve a Business Entity Name, register a trademark, etc.

  • 70 W. Hedding Street East Wing, 1st Floor San Jose, CA 95110 408-299-5688
  • Records or files authorized documents, registers all births, deaths, and public marriages occurring in the county, performs filing of Fictitious Business Name statements, filing of Notary Bonds, registration of professional agents., etc.
  • The purpose of registering a Fictitious Business Name (FBN) is to ensure that consumers have access to the true name and address of the owners of a business

  • 1555 Berger Drive, Suite 300 San Jose, CA 95112 408-918-3400
  • Protects public health and the environment as well as implements and enforces environmental laws. Regulates food safety, swimming pools, drinking water, wastewater, and hazardous waste.
  • Get permits for sale and service of food (including home kitchens, food carts, and temporary events), tobacco sales, etc. Make annual payment. File complaints.

  • 200 Constitution Ave, NW Washington, DC 20210 1-866-487-2365
  • Support workers, job seekers, and retirees in the United States. Improve working conditions. Ensure workplace benefits and rights.
  • Resources for employers, understanding pay and benefits, for workplace postings, workplace safety responsibilities, and more

  • 55 S Market Street, Suite 100 San Jose, CA 95113 408-283-1569
  • Administer federal tax system.
  • Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN). Pay and report federal income taxes, report wages, tips, and other compensation paid to employees. Pay social security, Medicare, and Additional Medicare Tax withholdings. File taxes.

Resource guides for small businesses

State and federal resources