|The $99 Business License Application Package includes the necessary information and forms for you to obtain the state and local business licenses and permits for your particular business in one specified city, county and state.||To receive Business License Application Packages in additional cities, counties and/or states, contact our Incorporation Specialists. A multi-jurisdictional order costs $99 for the initial Business License Application Package (one city in one county in one state), and $66 for each additional location in the same state.||Certain industries, “highly-regulated” by government agencies, may incur additional charges. One of our Incorporation Specialists will contact you to discuss the necessary steps and additional costs if your business falls into this category.|
These documents are typically issued at all levels of government – federal, state and local (city, county or town). Depending on the industry, how and where business is transacted, you may need to obtain licenses from several of these levels.
For example, if you decide to open a bar and restaurant in Atlanta, you need all necessary licenses and permits from the city of Atlanta, the state of Georgia and the US government. So you will most likely need a Federal Tax ID (EIN) Number from the IRS, a license to sell alcoholic beverages from the state of Georgia, a State Tax ID Number to collect sales tax and withhold payroll taxes, a health permit from the city of Atlanta to prepare and sell food, as well as a basic business license to operate the restaurant within the city. These are just some of the possible licensing requirements you may incur. There are over 19,000 separate licensing jurisdictions in the US and each has its own particular licensing requirement. Be sure to review the requirements for your business.
There are many licensing, permit and tax registrations that may be imposed on a business. A list of the most common licensing requirements is provided below.
Failure to comply could jeopardize your business, resulting in expensive penalties or leaving you with no legal protection. Due to the continuous rise in traditional taxes, governments are always looking for alternative revenue streams, which often prompt increased vigilance for business license evaders. Many governments resort to hiring third-party collectors. Some of the pitfalls included in evading these licenses include:
Requirements vary by industry, and how and where business is being transacted. BizFilings’ Business License Research service includes a complete overview for your business and provides all required license, permit and tax registration applications required for your business. Our service includes:
Certain industries are highly regulated by government agencies, and often incur greater requirements. In many cases, we impose additional charges to prepare a Business License Application Package for businesses in these highly regulated industries, such as:
If we determine additional charges will be required, one of our Incorporation Specialists will contact you prior to proceeding with your order.
The following Learning Center materials can help you understand how to manage your business license and permit requirements:
The following products/services can help you satisfy the requirements that may be outlined in your Business License Application Package:
We have resources to help you understand your options.