State and Federal Requirements for Business

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Fictitious Name Registration

Please contact the Missouri Secretary of State Office at their website

Registering as an Employer

Any business employing individuals is subject to State withholding taxes and can obtain more information by calling the Missouri Revenue Department at (573) 751-7200 or visiting their website

Federal Employer ID Number

Any business employing individuals is also required to apply for a Federal Employer Identification number. Please contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for more information and forms at their website www.IRS.Gov/Business.

Missouri Sales Tax Number

If your business will be involved with direct sales of merchandise to the public, you are required by both State and City laws to have a Missouri Sales Tax Number.  Please visit the website for more information at or by contacting them directly at the following:

Sales Use Tax
P.O. Box 840
Jefferson City, Mo 65105-0840
(573) 751-2836