EIN & Business Licensing
Starting a Business in Ohio
When starting a business in Ohio, the first thing to do is register your business. Corporations, professional corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies must register with the Ohio Secretary of State in order to operate in the state. Most businesses, regardless of their form, including those that collect sales tax and employers, will need to register with the Ohio Department of Taxation.
You can click the following link to learn whether or not the State of Ohio requires your business to have a license to operate: http://business.ohio.gov/licensing/ It is here that you can also learn about laws and regulations, financial assistance, and other factors that are important to your business.
Information Needed to Register Your Business
When obtaining a business license or registering your business, you will need to include:
The name of your business
Business address and contact information
Nature and purpose of the business
Name of the owners, partners, or officers
Include your Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) provided by the IRS or your social security number
Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Applying for an EIN is very simple. All you have to do is visit this link to apply online and your EIN will be assigned to you immediately. On this page, you will also be advised of the purpose of an EIN and what your responsibilities are once it is assigned.