Legal requirements for starting up a business
Starting up a new business may sound so simple and easy, but that is not the true fact. Businessmen have many things to do before they start-up their own business. There are some legal requirements which are mainly needed for a business to run it successfully without any obstacles. Let us have a visit on those legal requirements and discuss it briefly.
- Registered business name:
The business name is very important for a business and every business name should get registered. This is a mandatory one for a business. We can give any name as Doing Business As(DBA) that is the name will be given to the local and state governments and they will mark our business name as we give in the DBA. If the businessmen fail to provide the business name, then the owner’s name will be considered as the name of the business. There are some certain rules for giving DBA names and those rules will not remain the same for all the states and it will change accordingly.
- Federal taxes:
Every business who have some employees under it has to get an Employer Identification Number from the IRS. An EIN is really used for many purposes like filing tax returns and all. It is like a social security number which will help us in many ways. The business without employee does not have any compulsion to apply to the EIN number. The Employee Identification Number can be applied online through some IRS website.
- State and local taxes:
The independent businessmen should pay local and state taxes like payroll, income and property taxes. But these taxes are completely based on our business structure and it also varies between the states.
- Business license and permit:
Each and every business should have permission from the federal and the state governments. Because only the federal government looks after the type of business we are going to do and the state government will look after the location where we are going to start-up a business. So the license is a much-needed one for every business.
- Business rules and regulations:
There are certain rules and regulations for every business whether it may be small or large enterprises. The businessmen are ought to follow those rules and regulations to start-up and run a business successfully. The rules may contain what should be done and should not be done in a business.
Thus conclude that it is always safer to finish off all the legal requirements needed for a business and so we can lead a business life without any stress.