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Secretary of State
The California Secretary of State (SOS) Business Entities Division maintains
business filings for corporations, limited liability companies, and general
Board of Equalization
Board of Equalization (BOE) collects sales and use tax from California
businesses engaged the sale of tangible property. They also collect on items
with special taxes, such as tobacco and motor vehicle fuels.
Employee Development Department
California Employee Development Department (EDD) programs include Unemployment
and Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, jobs and training, payroll taxes,
and labor market information.
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) administers licenses
for alcoholic beverage sales, including licenses for restaurants, bars, retail
stores, wineries, breweries, and distilleries, as well as temporary events.
Department of Business Oversight
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) provides protection to
consumers and services to businesses engaged in financial transactions. DBO regulates
a variety of financial services, products and professionals. DBO oversees the
operations of state-licensed financial institutions, including banks, credit
unions, money transmitters, issuers of payment instruments and travelers
checks, and premium finance companies. Additionally, DBO licenses and regulates
a variety of financial businesses, including securities brokers and dealers,
investment advisers, deferred deposit (commonly known as payday loans) and
certain fiduciaries and lenders. The Department regulates the offer and sale of
securities, franchises and off-exchange commodities.
Department of Food and Agriculture
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) maintains multiple
subscriptions lists on topics ranging from general CDFA news to specialized
interest areas, such as the agriculture of specific crops, plant health, and
Department of Industrial Relations
California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) protects and improves the
health, safety, and economic well-being of over 18 million wage earners and
helps their employers comply with state labor laws, including matters of
Cal/OSHA and workers’ compensation.
Franchise Tax Board
The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is California’s primary tax collection department. The FTB collects state personal income tax and corporate income tax and their mission is to help taxpayers file tax returns timely, accurately, and pay the correct amount for fund services important to Californians. Subscribe
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead state agency for the assessment of health risks posed by environmental contaminants. OEHHA’s mission is to protect human health and the environment through scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances. OEHHA implements the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65, and compiles the state’s list of substances that cause cancer or reproductive harm. The Office also develops health-protective exposure levels for contaminants in air, water, and soil as guidance for regulatory agencies and the public. These include public health goals for contaminants in drinking water and both cancer potency factors and non-cancer reference exposure levels for the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program. Subscribe
Office and Unclaimed Property Division
The California State Controller’s Office’s Unclaimed Property
Division provides guidance to businesses who may possess unclaimed property.