Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Which Form 944 Pr Proprietorship

Instructions and Help about Which Form 944 Pr Proprietorship

Welcome to our video on what business licenses are needed in Rhode Island presented by starting your business com this video is a part of a series of videos on starting a business in Rhode Island starting a business and Rhode Island may require licenses or permits from a variety of several city county state and federal agencies this video is a brief overview of the most common licenses permits and registrations a business may need but it may not include all of the ones needed for your business more detailed information and links to all of the agencies mentioned in this video are on starting your business com the first registration you may need to get is the employer identification number sometimes known as an EIN with the Internal Revenue Service this is a unique identification number for a business much like what a social security number is for a person businesses that are required to register include sole proprietorships with employees partnerships corporations or LLC's if you are a sole proprietorship with no employees you can simply use your social security number you can apply directly at irs.gov get the number getting the number takes only about five minutes and if you have questions we have a video on how to apply for an e IM on our site next there is no general state business license in rhode island but there are some industries that are required to register a variety of businesses and professions in the state are regulated such as food-related businesses accountants landscapers auto body repair brewpubs and many more also at the state level businesses selling products for retail and some services need to obtain a sales tax permit most services aren't taxable but some are for more information about what is taxable and to register for the sales tax number visit the rhode island Division of Taxation lasts at the local level some municipalities may require a business license or have requirements for certain professions zoning construction signage liquor licenses etc make sure your business secures all licenses in advance the finalizing location as some will take some time to get approval finding the correct person to talk with in your community may take a few calls but just start by contacting your towns mayor city hall or economic developer and let them know you plan on starting a business and if you need to register don't be worried and calling as they want to help bring in new businesses since businesses bring jobs and tax revenue to the community for more information on how to get a business license for your business and Rhode Island check out starting your business comm if you like this video on what business licenses are needed in Rhode Island be sure to watch the others in the starting a business in Rhode Island series starting a business can be difficult but you don't have to do it on your own the starting your business comm site has lots of information to help get your business started and we have experienced business advisors ready to answer your questions at no cost.