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State Business Registration Offices Directory

Our state business registration offices directory found below is intended to assist the startup or serial entrepreneur when filing the initial paperwork associated with a new business.Business Registration Offices Directory

The business filing office is typically where you will need to register your business as an operating business or if your business has employees, office or manufacturing space, inventory or even sales representatives visiting a particular state.

The state tax office is where your business will have to file its tax returns each year.  Your business may also be responsible for collecting sales tax from your customers which means you may need to obtain a license to do business from the state tax office as well.

And the state securities office is typically where you will need to file your official business entity records.

Learn more about the startup requirements when launching a new business in our post covering how to protect your business name and whether filing for a DBA, registering a trademark or copyright, creating a URL, filing a patent application, and registering your business in your state of operation is appropriate, and most importantly why.

 

Alabama
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.alabama.gov/BusinessServices/Default.aspx
State Tax Office
www.ador.state.al.us
State Securities Office
http://asc.state.al.us
Alaska
Business Filing Office
www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/home.htm
State Tax Office
www.revenue.state.ak.us
State Securities Office
http://commerce.state.ak.us/dnn/dbs/Home.aspx
Arizona
Business Filing Office
http://www.azcc.gov/Divisions/Corporations/forms/formsindex.asp
State Tax Office
https://azdor.gov/
State Securities Office
http://www.azcc.gov/divisions/securities/
Arkansas
Business Filing Office
www.sosweb.state.ar.us/corp_ucc.html
State Tax Office
www.ark.org/dfa
State Securities Office
www.securities.arkansas.gov/
California
Business Filing Office
www.ss.ca.gov/business/business.htm
State Tax Office
www.ftb.ca.gov
State Securities Office
http://oag.ca.gov/consumers/general/investment_securities
Colorado
Business Filing Office
www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/main.htm
State Tax Office
https://www.colorado.gov/tax
State Securities Office
www.dora.state.co.us/Securities
Connecticut
Business Filing Office
https://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/
State Tax Office
www.ct.gov/drs/site/default.asp
State Securities Office
www.ct.gov/dob/site/default.asp
Delaware
Business Filing Office
http://corp.delaware.gov/
State Tax Office
http://revenue.delaware.gov/
State Securities Office
www.state.de.us/securities/Index.htm
District of Columbia
Business Filing Office
https://dcra.dc.gov/corporate-registration-information
State Tax Office
http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/
State Securities Office
http://disb.dc.gov/
Florida
Business Filing Office
http://sunbiz.org/
State Tax Office
http://dor.myflorida.com/Pages/default.aspx
State Securities Office
https://www.flofr.com/sitePages/DivisionOfSecurities.htm
Georgia
Business Filing Office
http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/?section=corporations
State Tax Office
http://georgia.gov/agencies/georgia-department-revenue
State Securities Office
www.sos.state.ga.us/securities
Hawaii
Business Filing Office
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/breg
State Tax Office
http://tax.hawaii.gov/
State Securities Office
www.hawaii.gov/dcca/areas/sec/main/about_sec
Idaho
Business Filing Office
http://business.idaho.gov/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
State Tax Office
http://tax.idaho.gov
State Securities Office
http://finance.idaho.gov/Securities/Securities.aspx
Illinois
Business Filing Office
www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/home.html
State Tax Office
www.revenue.state.il.us
State Securities Office
www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/securities/home.html
Indiana
Business Filing Office
http://www.in.gov/sos/business/index.htm
State Tax Office
www.state.in.us/dor
State Securities Office
http://www.in.gov/sos/securities/
Iowa
Business Filing Office
www.sos.state.ia.us/business/index.html
State Tax Office
www.state.ia.us/tax/index.html
State Securities Office
https://iid.iowa.gov/registration-of-securities-and-exempt-offerings
Kansas
Business Filing Office
http://www.kssos.org/business/business.html
State Tax Office
www.ksrevenue.org
State Securities Office
www.securities.state.ks.us
Kentucky
Business Filing Office
https://www.sos.ks.gov/business/business.html
State Tax Office
http://revenue.ky.gov
State Securities Office
http://kfi.ky.gov/Pages/securities.aspx
Louisiana
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/Pages/default.aspx
State Tax Office
www.rev.state.la.us
State Securities Office
www.ofi.state.la.us
Maine
Business Filing Office
www.state.me.us/sos/cec/corp/index.html
State Tax Office
www.state.me.us/revenue
State Securities Office
https://www.maine.gov/pfr/securities/index.shtml
Maryland
Business Filing Office
http://www.maryland.gov/pages/business.aspx
State Tax Office
https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/
State Securities Office
www.oag.state.md.us/Securities/index.htm
Massachusetts
Business Filing Office
www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/coridx.htm
State Tax Office
http://www.mass.gov/dor/
State Securities Office
www.sec.state.ma.us/sct/sctidx.htm
Michigan
Business Filing Office
https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61343_35413—,00.html
State Tax Office
www.michigan.gov/treasury
State Securities Office
http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-35299_61343_32915—,00.html
Minnesota
Business Filing Office
www.sos.state.mn.us/home/index.asp?page=3
State Tax Office
www.taxes.state.mn.us
State Securities Office
www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/home.do?agency=Commerce
Mississippi
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.ms.gov/BusinessServices/Pages/default.aspx
State Tax Office
http://www.dor.ms.gov/
State Securities Office
http://www.sos.ms.gov/Securities/Pages/default.aspx
Missouri
Business Filing Office
www.sos.mo.gov/business/corporations/Default.asp
State Tax Office
https://dor.mo.gov/
State Securities Office
www.sos.mo.gov/securities/Default.asp
Montana
Business Filing Office
https://mt.gov/business/
State Tax Office
http://revenue.mt.gov/
State Securities Office
http://sao.mt.gov/securities/index.asp
Nebraska
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.ne.gov/business/corp_serv/index.html
State Tax Office
www.revenue.state.ne.us/index.html
State Securities Office
https://ndbf.nebraska.gov/
Nevada
Business Filing Office
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=4
State Tax Office
http://tax.state.nv.us
State Securities Office
http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=6
New Hampshire
Business Filing Office
www.sos.nh.gov/corp_div.aspx
State Tax Office
www.nh.gov/revenue
State Securities Office
www.sos.nh.gov/sec_reg.aspx
New Jersey
Business Filing Office
www.state.nj.us/njbgs
State Tax Office
www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation
State Securities Office
www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/bos/index.html
New Mexico
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.state.nm.us/Business_Services/Corporations_Overview.aspx
State Tax Office
http://www.tax.newmexico.gov/
State Securities Office
www.rld.state.nm.us/Securities/index.htm
New York
Business Filing Office
http://www.dos.ny.gov/corps/
State Tax Office
http://www.tax.ny.gov/
State Securities Office
https://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/reporters/securities.htm
North Carolina
Business Filing Office
www.secretary.state.nc.us/corporations
State Tax Office
www.dor.state.nc.us
State Securities Office
www.secretary.state.nc.us/sec
North Dakota
Business Filing Office
www.nd.gov/sos/businessserv
State Tax Office
www.nd.gov/tax
State Securities Office
www.ndsecurities.com
Ohio
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/Businesses.aspx
State Tax Office
http://tax.ohio.gov
State Securities Office
http://www.com.ohio.gov/secu/
Oklahoma
Business Filing Office
https://www.sos.ok.gov/business/default.aspx
State Tax Office
www.oktax.state.ok.us
State Securities Office
www.securities.state.ok.us
Oregon
Business Filing Office
www.filinginoregon.com
State Tax Office
http://egov.oregon.gov/DOR
State Securities Office
www.cbs.state.or.us/external/dfcs
Pennsylvania
Business Filing Office
www.dos.state.pa.us/corps/site/default.asp
State Tax Office
www.revenue.state.pa.us
State Securities Office
www.psc.state.pa.us
Rhode Island
Business Filing Office
http://sos.ri.gov/business/filings/
State Tax Office
www.tax.state.ri.us
State Securities Office
http://www.dbr.state.ri.us/divisions/securities/
South Carolina
Business Filing Office
http://www.sos.sc.gov/BusinessFilings
State Tax Office
http://www.sctax.org/home/index
State Securities Office
http://www.scag.gov/scsecurities
South Dakota
Business Filing Office
https://sdsos.gov/business-services/default.aspx
State Tax Office
http://dor.sd.gov/
State Securities Office
http://dlr.sd.gov/securities/
Tennessee
Business Filing Office
https://sos.tn.gov/business-services
State Tax Office
https://www.tn.gov/revenue.html
State Securities Office
https://www.tn.gov/commerce/securities-division.html
Texas
Business Filing Office
www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml
State Tax Office
www.window.state.tx.us
State Securities Office
www.ssb.state.tx.us
Utah
Business Filing Office
http://corporations.utah.gov/index.html
State Tax Office
http://tax.utah.gov
State Securities Office
http://www.securities.utah.gov/
Vermont
Business Filing Office
www.sec.state.vt.us/corps/corpindex.htm
State Tax Office
https://tax.vermont.gov/
State Securities Office
http://www.dfr.vermont.gov/securities/securities-division
Virginia
Business Filing Office
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/clk/formfee.aspx
State Tax Office
www.tax.virginia.gov
State Securities Office
http://www.scc.virginia.gov/srf/index.aspx
Washington
Business Filing Office
www.secstate.wa.gov/corps
State Tax Office
http://dor.wa.gov
State Securities Office
www.dfi.wa.gov/sd/default.htm
West Virginia
Business Filing Office
www.wvsos.com
State Tax Office
https://tax.wv.gov/Pages/default.aspx
State Securities Office
https://www.wvsao.gov/Securities/
Wisconsin
Business Filing Office
www.wdfi.org/corporations
State Tax Office
https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/home.aspx
State Securities Office
www.wdfi.org/fi/securities/default.htm
Wyoming
Business Filing Office
http://soswy.state.wy.us/default.aspx
State Tax Office
http://revenue.wyo.gov/
State Securities Office
http://soswy.state.wy.us/Investing/Default.aspx