Resources for Restaurant Owners
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Need to know more? Follow the links below for more information about the topics covered in this guide, as well as other information you might find helpful:

Top Three Resources

Other Industry Specific Resources


Tax Guide

Special Notices and Articles

Regulations, Annotations, and Manuals

Other Helpful Resources

  • Contact Us — A listing of CDTFA contacts for your questions and concerns.
  • Sign Up for CDTFA Updates — Subscribe to our email lists and receive the latest news, newsletters, tax and fee updates, public meeting agendas, and other announcements.
  • Videos and How-To Guides — These resources will help you avoid common mistakes, file your tax returns online, and more.
  • City and County Tax Rates — A listing of current and historical tax rates.
  • Special Notices — CDTFA special notices are issued whenever there is a change in law, tax rates, or CDFTA procedures.
  • CDTFA Online Services — Learn about the online services CDTFA offers.
  • Verify a Permit or License — You can use this application to verify a seller's permit, Cigarette and Tobacco Product Retailer's License, eWaste account, or Underground Storage Tank Maintenance Fee account.
  • CDTFA Offices — A comprehensive listing of all CDTFA offices and contact information.
  • Get It In Writing! — The Sales and Use Tax Law can be complex, and you are encouraged to put your tax questions in writing.
  • Taxpayers' Rights Advocate (TRA) — The TRA Office helps taxpayers when they are unable to resolve a matter through normal channels, when they want information regarding procedures relating to a particular set of circumstances, or when there are apparent rights violations.
  • Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Guides — An IRS guide that provides insight to issues unique to cash businesses.