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All businesses are required to be registered and licensed at the federal, state and local levels.  The links below will assist the business owner with determining the legal entity appropriate for their business;  obtaining a Federal Employer ID Number (FEIN);  and registering, licensing and paying taxes in the state and locale in which they conduct business.  Community Business Partnership also offers a monthly class to assist small business owners with Registering Your Business.  REGISTER HERE!

Choosing a Business Entity

  1. http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/start/chooseastructure/START_BASIC_STRUCTURE.html
  2. http://www.bizfilings.com/

 Federal Links

  1. Learn about Employer ID Numbers (EIN) /Tax ID Number (TIN)
    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=98350,00.html
  2. Employer ID Numbers (EIN) /Tax ID Number (TIN) Online Application
    https://sa2.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/index.jsp
  3. Independent Contractor or Employee?
    http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=99921,00.html

Virginia Links
Registration

  1. VA Business Licenses Directory
    http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/Virginia-Business-Licenses.htm
  2. Virginia One Stop
    https://apps.cao.virginia.gov/IDC/index.html
  3. State Corporation Commission Office of the Clerk (general info)
    http://www.scc.virginia.gov/division/clk/diracc.htm
  4. Clerk’s Information System (CIS) to check for business name availability
    http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/index.aspx
    To check the availability of a name before submitting a document to the Clerk’s Office, contact the Clerk’s Office (804) 371-9733 toll-free in Virginia at 1-866-722-2551, or click the link on the Virginia SCC icon, then click on the Name Distinguishability in the box on the far left.
  5. State Corporation Commission forms and fees
    http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/formfee.aspx
  6. Clerk of Court - File copy of fictitious name certificate if you are an LLC, Limited Partnership, or Corporation
    http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/index.aspx

Virginia Taxes

  1. Unemployment Tax Form - Virginia Employment Commission
    http://www.vec.virginia.gov/vecportal/employer/vecaccount.cfm
  2. Virginia Employer’s Handbook
    http://www.vec.virginia.gov/vecportal/employer/pdf/emphandbook.pdf
  3. VA Department of Taxation  Registration
    http://www.tax.virginia.gov
  4. VA tax facts (Sales and Use, Employer Withholding, Corporate Income, Litter, Consumer Use, and Tire):
    http://www.tax.virginia.gov/site.cfm?alias=TaxFacts
 

Northern Virginia Links

  1. Fictitious Name / Trade Name Registration
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/courts/circuit/trade_name_info.htm
  2. BPOL  Fairfax County
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dta/business_bpol.htm
  3. BPOL  Prince William County
    http://www.co.prince-william.va.us/default.aspx?topic=020011001140000632
  4. Home Occupation Permit  Fairfax County
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dpz/zoning/homeoccupation/homeoccupationapp.pdf
  5. Home Occupation Permit  Arlington Co
    http://www.arlingtonva.us/departments/cphd/planning/zoning/cphdplanningzoninghome.aspx
  6. City of Alexandria Business Licenses
    http://alexandriava.gov/finance/info/default.aspx?id=1838
 

District of Columbia Links

  1. Business Resource Center
    http://brc.dc.gov/
  2. Corporate Registration
    http://dcra.dc.gov/DC/DCRA/For+Business/Corporate+Registration
  3. Business License
    http://dcra.dc.gov/DC/DCRA/For+Business/Apply+for+a+Business+License
  4. Trade Name Registration
    http://dcra.dc.gov/DC/DCRA/For+Business/Corporate+Registration
    (note: LLCs and Corporations may not need to register a Trade Name in DC)
  5. Tax Registration
    http://brc.dc.gov/planning/requirements/combinedreg.asp
 

Maryland Registration

  1. How to Start a Business in Maryland
    http://choosemaryland.org/Pages/default.aspx
  2. Dept. of Taxation  New Business guidelines
    http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/charter.html
  3. Maryland Combined Registration Form
    https://interactive.marylandtaxes.com/webapps/comptrollercra/entrance.asp
  4. Trade Name registration
    http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/checklist.html#trade
 

Maryland Taxes

  1. Workers Compensation Insurance
    http://choosemaryland.org/startbusiness/Pages/workerscomp.aspx
  2. State Tax Registration
    http://choosemaryland.org/startbusiness/Pages/statetaxregistration.aspx
  3. Personal Property Tax Registration
    http://choosemaryland.org/startbusiness/Pages/personalpropertytaxes.aspx
  4. Workers’ Compensation
    http://choosemaryland.org/startbusiness/Pages/workerscomp.aspx
 

Maryland Links

  1. Local County Business License Resources
    http://choosemaryland.org/blis/Pages/Default.aspx
  2. Montgomery County Business License
    http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/cibtmpl.asp?url=/Content/CircuitCourt/Court/LicenseDepartment/Business_License.asp
  3. Montgomery County Permits and Licenses
    http://choosemaryland.org/blis/Pages/CountyLicense.aspx?CountyID=17
  4. Prince George’s County Permits and Licenses
    http://choosemaryland.org/blis/Pages/CountyLicense.aspx?CountyID=18

 



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