Step 3: Register Your Business

Federal: EIN FilingSTART HERE; click to go to step one

Your next step would be obtaining an EIN or Federal Employer Identification Number from the IRS. This is a unique tax ID for your new legal entity and needs to be used with any transactions for the company. Some people choose not to obtain an EIN for the LLC if it is a single member. This means they will have to use their Social Security number instead for all business transactions. All corporations have to obtain and use an EIN.

Local: Business Tax Receipts

The next step is getting your tax receipt with the county and with the Cities you are going to business in. 

Business Tax Receipts (formerly known as occupational licenses) are required if you are operating a business in Pasco County or in one of it's Cities. Please visit the BTExpress Tax System to file for your business tax receipt online or, in person, at any of these Tax Collector Locations.

Bank Account

The last step would be a bank account for the new company. You are required to have a bank for the LLC or corporation. All monies coming in and going out must go through the company bank account.

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