Riverside ‘amnesty’ to catch up on business taxes runs through June 30
By Ryan Hagen
Businesses operating in Riverside that haven’t paid the required city business taxes can get caught up without paying penalties or interest through an amnesty program that continues through June 30.
The City Council voted last year to approve the amnesty, which waives all fees except the actual amount owed, from January 1 to June 30, 2018.
It’s part of a program intended to inform businesses of the registration and tax requirements to operate in the city. Revenue from the business license tax goes into the city’s general fund.
The city also offers online tools to apply for a business license, renew a business license or close an existing account. Those services and more information about how business taxes work can be accessed at https://riversideca.gov/businesstax or by calling 951-826-5465.