Glossary of Terms
Business Registration Number (aka Business Entity Number): By law, you are required to register your business name with the Department of Commerce. You must provide a copy of your Business Registration number when you return your business license application to our office. Please call (801) 530-4849 if you have any questions. The OneStop Online Business Registration Application will provide you this number.
Sales Tax Number: Generally, only businesses involved with the sale of a tangible product must apply for a State Sales Tax number. For questions, you may contact the Commission at 1-800-662-4335. If you are required to have a Sales Tax Number, you must provide it when you return your business license application to our office. The OneStop Online Business Registration Application will provide you this number if your business requires it.
Federal Employer Identification Number (aka Federal Tax I.D. Number, EIN or FEIN): Most businesses will need to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number with the Internal Revenue Service if a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, OR sole proprietor with employees is being created. Please call 1-800-829-4933 or go to www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html for additional information. The OneStop Online Business Registration Application will notify you in the event you need to obtain this number.
Employer Withholding Number: Employers can get a withholding tax account (license) by using the OneStop Online Business Registration Application or completing and submitting the form TC-69 Utah State Business and Tax Registration to the Tax Commission. There is no fee for a withholding tax account. However, if you have a history of filing or paying taxes late, you may have to post a surety bond.
State License: It is required of some occupations to have a special license issued by the state. Please go to www.dopl.utah.gov for more information or call the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional licensing at 1(866) 275-3675.
Federal License: You will only need a federal license or permit if your business is involved in activities that are supervised and regulated by a federal agency. The types of business activities licensed by the federal government can be found at www.business.gov/register/licenses-and-permits/federal-licenses.html.
For questions regarding Business Licenses, contact Charmayne Warnock at (801) 756-6347 x 4