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1. Register Your Business
The way you structure your business is important for tax, legal, and financial liability purposes. Try to consult an attorney and/or accountant to help determine what the best structure will be for you.
If you would like to see a list of business structures, click here!
2. Obtain Your License and Permits
North Carolina doesn’t have a single generic business license that will work for everyone. You will need to determine what requirements your business is subject to.
You can determine what licenses or permits your business needs onlineor by calling The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina at 1-800-228-8443.
3. Register for Sales & Use Taxes
You can register for sales & use taxes either online or by mailing the Department of Revenue to obtain a Certificate of Registration.
For a list of business types that need a Certificate of Registration to operate, click here!
4. Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
You can apply for your Employer Identification Number online by clicking this link!
5. Know What Taxes Apply to Your Business
There are different types of tax liabilities that differ depending on the type of business. Make sure you are knowledgeable about what your business type is and what type of taxes apply to it.