So, you want to start a business based in Minnesota. While there are a number of items that you need to consider including capital, facilities, equipment, marketing, etc., this article covers the steps to take to register your business with the State of Minnesota and obtain business Tax IDs.
1) Register a business name with the Minnesota Secretary of State. Here is a web page with instructions to do this:
2) Obtain a Federal Tax ID. Here is a web page with instructions to do this:
3) Obtain a Minnesota Tax ID. Here is a web page with instructions to do this:
Once you have this information, you should register with Minnesota e-Services (https://www.mndor.state.mn.us/tp/eservices/_/) for an online account.
Once these steps are completed, you have the accounts and identification numbers needed for your business. Additionally, if you will have payroll, there may be additional steps that are needed.
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