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State and Federal Requirements for Business

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Fictitious Name Registration

Please contact the Missouri Secretary of State Office at their website http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/startBusiness.asp

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 http://dor.mo.gov/.

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 http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/sales/forms or by contacting them directly at the following:

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