Business Tax Exemptions


The City of Fremont requires that all businesses operating in the City register and pay a business tax. Exemptions from this requirement are granted to those businesses that are or engage in the following: 

  • Agricultural business, except for retail activities
  • Not for profit or non-profit corporations and associations
  • Part-time occupations of youths and seniors
  • Veterans qualified under California Business and Professions Code Section 16001
  • Public utilities
  • Highway carriers regulated by the California Public Utilities Code
  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Insurance companies
Anyone opening a business who believes that they qualify for a business tax exemption may file a Formal Request for Exemption. Supporting documentation of non-profit status, such as notification from the Internal Revenue Service and State of California must be included.  Anyone wishing to be exempt under the youth and senior part-time occupations exception must provide proof of age and income. 


Further information on the City of Fremont Business Tax can be found in the Fremont Municipal Code.