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Business License Tax on the Rental of Five or More Units of Residential Real Property

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On May 31, 2016, the Berkeley City Council unanimously placed Measure U1 (an enhanced business license tax on owners of five or more residential rental units) on the November 2016 ballot.  

Per the passage of enhanced business license tax on November 8, 2016, the annual gross receipts tax on owners of five or more residential rental units increased from 1.081% to 2.880%.  Funding generated from this measure has the potential to create roughly 400 affordable homes in Berkeley over the next 10 years and also fund emergency rental assistance.

The enhanced business license tax will:  

  • Increase affordable housing
  • Protect Berkeley residents from homelessness 

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 Visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Business License Tax on the Rental of Five or More Units of Residential Real Property for more information. If you still have questions, please contact the Finance Department: 

 

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