In addition to your business registration with the Secretary of State, you also may be required to:
1. Obtain a Federal Tax ID Number (i.e. an employer identification number (EIN)) for your new business.
Some banks require an EIN to open an account. Please see the following to get you started:
The IRS website is only available during certain hours. It is recommended that you Print your EIN before closing your session.
2. Obtain a Vermont State Tax ID Number.
3. Obtain a license or permit to operate your new business legally.
Many small businesses need a combination of licenses and permits from both federal, state and local agencies.
For Federal Licensing and Permit information, please visit:
For Vermont Licensing and Permit information, please visit:
For Local regulations, please contact the town clerk(s) of the individual locality or localities you intend to do business in: