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Steps to starting a business in Michigan:

  • All businesses operating in Michigan must officially file with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department (LARA)
  • Determine which type of business structure you need to file and access the online filing system for each type (LLC, Profit Corporation, Non-profit Corporation, Limited Partnership, etc)
  • Be sure to note the filing frequency and costs to file

If you’re selling anything at all, your business needs a state sales tax license. To apply, create an online account with Michigan Treasury Online (MTO).

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