Government

State/County Agencies

State of California    
County of Marin  – Services and information for the county of Marin
County of Napa  – Services and information for the county of Napa
County of Sonoma  – Services and information for the county of Sonoma
Economic Development Department    
California Business Search  – Search for Corporation or LLC Status
Napa Small Business Development Center  – Provides business owners and managers with information, training and expert individual consulting.
Department of Financial Institutions  –
Information relating to credit unions, industrial loan companies, banks, savings and loan associations or savings banks.
Department of Corporations  – Responsible for the regulation of securities, franchises, off-exchange commodities, investment and financial services, independent escrows, consumer and commercial finance lending, and residential mortgage lending.
Franchise Tax Board  – Information relating to franchise tax requirements.
State Board of Equalization  – Information relating to sales or use tax liability, special taxes and fees, property tax administration, and franchise and income tax appeals.
Employment Development Department  – Information relating to unemployment insurance, disability insurance and employment tax.
Internal Revenue Service  – Information relating to federal taxes and employer identification numbers.
Department of Consumer Affairs  – Information relating to licensing requirements at the state level for specific business entities.
Department of Insurance  – Information relating to requirements for insurance companies, agents and brokers.
State Bar of California
Office of Certification
 – Information relating to registration of law corporations and limited liability partnerships.
Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers's Compensation  – Information relating to worker's compensation requirements.

 

Department of Justice
Registry of Charitable Trusts

 

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Information relating to charitable trusts and public benefit corporations.

U. S. Business Advisor  – Information and services provided by the government for the business community.
Small Business Administration  – Information regarding starting and managing small businesses.
U.S. Customs  – Information regarding importing and exporting issues related to the U.S. Customs Service.
U S Department of Commerce  – Promotes American businesses, keeps a vast array of economic statistics, conducts the census, issues patents and trademarks, sets industrial standards.
California Business Investment Services (CalBIS)  – Resources for investing in California.
Tax Information Center  – Information relating to income, payroll, sales and use tax for businesses.
CalGOLD  – Provides detailed information on the business permit, license and registration requirements from all levels of government.
Small Business Fairs  – Free seminars for small business owners sponsored by several tax agencies to assist with the tax aspects of a business.
SCL Biz  – is to help budding entrepreneurs start a business; to help established businesses grow; and to help all business people manage their operations by using the extensive resources of the Library - materials in print, online, audio, and video, all available to our patrons free of charge.
Social Security Benefits Calculator  – The Retirement Estimator produces estimates that are based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Retirement estimates are just that, estimates. They will vary slightly from the actual benefit you may receive in the future.

 

 

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