Select Legal Structure
- Sole Proprietorship (also known as “DBA”, “Doing Business As”, or a “Fictitious Name”)
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Corporation or S-Corporation
Choose Business Name
Here are some points to consider as you choose a name:
- How will your name look? – On the web, as part of a logo, on social media.
- What connotations does it evoke? – Is your name too corporate or not corporate enough? Does it reflect your business philosophy and culture? Does it appeal to your market?
- Is it unique? – Pick a name that hasn’t been claimed by others, online or offline. A quick web search and domain name search (more on this below) will alert you to any existing use.
The package we deliver to you include
- DeltaFill will complete your Articles of Incorporation (in some states this document is called either “Certificate of Incorporation” or “Certificate of Formation”) and file them with the Secretary of State.
- Certificate of Good Standing
- Corporate Kit & Seal
- Certified Copies
- Minutes, Waivers, & Stock Transfer Ledger
- Corporate Stock Certificates
- Foreign Qualification
Obtain Employer Identification Number (EIN)
Every business, except for certain sole proprietorships that do not have any employees, should have such EIN. Certain nonprofit organizations such as churches, clubs, trusts, and estates, and others, must also have an EIN.
A business is required to obtain a Federal Employer ID Number if it hires employees or meets other IRS guidelines. In addition, banks usually require businesses to obtain an Employer ID Number prior to opening a business bank account. EIN also known as the Tax Identification Number (TIN), Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), or Federal Tax Identification Number. The EIN is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service to business entities operating in the United States for the purposes of identification.
DeltaFill make it easy for you to get a new EIN for your business. We will file the application for you. Its easy, quick, and secure.
Obtain Federal Licenses and Permits
Most businesses do NOT require a Federal license or permit. However, if you are engaged in one of the following activities, DeltaFill will contact the responsible Federal agency for you to determine the requirements for doing business:
- Investment advising
- Drug manufacturing
- Preparation of meat products
- Ground transportation
- Selling alcohol, tobacco or firearms
Obtain State License and Permits Based on Occupations and Professions
- Building contractors
- Insurance carriers
- Real estate agents
- Private investigators
- Private security guards
- Funeral directors
- Bill collectors
Obtain State Licenses and Permits Based on Products Sold
- Lottery tickets
Obtain Local Business Licenses and Permits
Business licenses are typically issued at the City level from the City Hall. If your intended place of business is not within city limits, then the business license will be issued by the County.
Getting a local business license can be a complicated task. There are over 19,000 separate licensing jurisdictions in the United States alone and each has its own particular licensing requirements. Not to mention the hours spent on the phone chasing down the right department, getting the right forms, etc. But don’t worry, DeltaFill is here to help you
Sales Tax Permit
TIP: many service businesses that do not sell a physical, tangible product are NOT required to collect sales tax.