Register a company by, firstly, determining its business structure as this determines the registration process. Regardless of structure, you must register your company name with your state and obtain a federal tax ID. Lastly, register your business with the state revenue office, and obtain necessary permits.Continue Reading
The registration process for a company differs based upon its structure. For example, corporations, LLCs and non-profit businesses must file specific documents with their state government while sole-proprietorship businesses do not need to register with the state.
If required by your company structure, register your business with your Secretary of State office. Be prepared to provide business documentation and payment for registration fees.
Regardless of company structure, every business must have its name registered with the state's Secretary of State office. The process and requirements vary based upon state laws.
If your company has employees, operates as a partnership or corporation, you are required to obtain an EIN from the IRS. You may obtain an EIN online, by fax or via USPS mail.
Before starting operation, register your company with the state revenue office and tax agency. Revenue and tax permit regulations differ by state. Therefore, contact your Secretary of State office for registration requirements.
Most businesses require a permit or license to legally conduct business. Contact your state board of professional licensing to determine what, if any, permits or licenses are required.