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Steps to starting a business in Michigan:
- You’ll need this information to open a business bank account
- Apply online
- More information from the IRS on what an EIN is, who needs one, etc.
- 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).
- MTO is the Michigan Department of Treasury’s web portal to many business taxes. Businesses can file, pay and manage tax accounts online – anytime, anywhere
- Create a new account
- General sales and use tax information
- Sales and Use Tax Information for Remote Sellers
- Sales and Use Tax Filing Deadlines/frequency (depends on the volume of sales)
- Common Sales and Use Tax Exemptions and Requirements
- Sales/Use Tax Forms
If you find information like this helpful, consider joining MRA today to stay in the know on important regulations, law changes, and access to member’s only services like credit card processing, workers’ compensation and health insurance.
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