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These documents are typically issued at all levels of government—federal, state and local (as in city, county or town). Depending on your industry, location, and how your company transacts business, 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 Employer ID Number (EIN) 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 set of requirements. Be sure to review the requirements that are relevant to your business.
Any number of licenses, permits and tax registrations may be imposed on a business. The most common ones include:
Failure to acquire proper licensing could jeopardize your business, resulting in expensive penalties or leaving you without legal protection. Due to the continuous rise in traditional taxes, governments are always looking for alternative revenue streams, which prompts increased vigilance for business license evaders. Many governments resort to hiring third-party collectors. Other consequences include:
Requirements vary by industry in addition to how and where business is transacted. The Business License Wizard provides everything you need to attain proper licensing:
Certain industries are highly regulated by government agencies. As a result, they’re often subjected to more requirements. In many cases, we recommend our Business License Application Package for businesses within these industries, which include:
If we determine that additional charges are required, one of our specialists will contact you prior to proceeding with your order.
Many of the licenses and forms provided by the Business License Wizard have supplementary documents and webpages included to help answer any of the questions you may have including:
For any additional questions not covered by the supplementary documents, we recommend that you contact the licensing authorities directly. They would be able to assess your particular situation and answer them directly. Each license provided by the Business License Wizard includes the full contact information for each licensing authority including phone numbers, fax numbers, etc.
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 Wizard application results:
If your business falls under a Special Agency requirement (highly regulated industries) or you have complex licensing needs then our Business License Application package would better serve you:
We have resources to help you understand your options.