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Obtaining a Business License or Business Permit

Most local city, county and state governments have passed legislation and business owners must apply and obtain business licenses and permits. There are federal government licenses & permits as well.  Whether you are required to get a federal business license depends on kind of business.

Municipal / City / Local Business Licenses
Ninety Nine Percent of all businesses must apply and get a county or city license. The purpose of the license is to legally and safely operate a business within a certain city or county .  The cost of such license is about $10 to $150.  You need to determine the type of business, fees, application forms and appropriate agency to apply for a business license.

To get a municipal license:

  1. Have all legal prerequisites such as a business name certificate and tax ids such as a seller's permit, before you attempt to obtain one.  

  2. Contact our offices to determine the kind of license you need and obtain necessary business license application.

  3. Complete our online application and pay so we can help you file your business license.

  4. Most states require that you renew your business license annually for a flat fee.

Business Licenses issued by The State
State law provides for professional, educational, health related, and other businesses that handle dangerous chemicals. For example, doctors, lawyers, realtors, mechanics, contractors and others must meet state level licensing requirements— because they are learned professions and candidates must pass a test before a license is issued.  Most states has different agencies regulating these specialized types of businesses.

Getting a state license:

  1. Contact your state government or go to a library  to determine whether you need a state business license.

  2. Get the required dates, materials and exam information required before you apply and get your license.

  3. Complete the application and file it with the appropriate state office, and pay filing fees as required.

  4. Stay on top of annual renewals and/or other kinds of procedures as required by state law for your kind of business.

Oakland Tax ID Number Filing Example:


On Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:51:03 AM in , Alameda County, Sr stch, asked about Fancieree: a Online Selling Stuff
I will need workers soon1 What is a DBA? When you do hire employees also get a federal ein and a state ein1 Clothing business.  , Do I Have To Have A Business To Buy Wholesale?
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Answer:
Business Licensing Information. All businesses need a business license. If you sell any merchandise, you may want to obtain a resale ID first. Then all businesses are legally required to get a business license. In addition, if you use a trade name to conduct business. Also, keep in mind that if you decide to hire employees, you will need to apply and get an IRS EIN and register for state employment taxes i.e., get a state identification number. Finally, corporate entities are more prestigious so though you may need to register a DBA Doing Business As you may want to consider becoming a corporation or limited liability company.
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FAQs:
Q: How do I get a tax id number?.
A: Every new business needs a type of tax ID number.To get a business tax ID number you simply fill out online form and submit it online. Then
Q: Can I use a number from a business I just bought?
A: Buying a new business constitutes "change of status" for that business and that requires you to get new licenses and tax IDs under your name.
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Q: If I order a tax ID number online how long will it take before I receive it?
A: Normally we will have to wait for a corporate certificate if you are a corporation othewise we normally obtain it on the same day you order it.
Q: what permits do I need?
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Q: What is a DUNS Number?
A: Dun & Bradstreet is a business credit rating company and they use your info to inform lenders about how credit worthy you are.
Q: Do I need to use a tax ID if I am a sole proprietor?
A: If you are a sole proprietor and you are not an employer you can use your Social Security number. Only partnerships LLCs employers and corporations need to get a federal tax ID number.

Checklist: Starting a(n) Business Licenses, Tax Ids &  form LLC, Incorporation, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship





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