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One Stop Online Business Registration

How does the online system work?

OneStop Business Registration was designed to register businesses with various state agencies based on the selections made throughout the application. The format of the application changes based on your selections. OneStop Business Registration will also provide registration information for other state agencies, and local government entities, which are not handled via OneStop Business Registration.

At the end of the registration process, where applicable, OneStop Business Registration will provide: documentation of your registration with the Division of Corporations, temporary tax account numbers (the permanent numbers are sent in the mail), and Unemployment Insurance account numbers.

OneStop Business Registration includes the following steps.

  1. Create a registration account. This account will be used to register the business. It expires after 120 days.
  2. Answer preregistration questions to determine what has already been registered.
  3. Declare the business entity type.
  4. Reserve the business name and provide reservation payment (if applicable). It takes one business day to process the name reservation, and may take longer if the name is denied.
  5. Describe the business and its activities to determine if tax and unemployment insurance accounts are needed.
  6. Provide physical and mailing addresses.
  7. Provide ownership and management information.
  8. Define the merger acquisition or change in entity type (if applicable).
  9. Provide existing account information (if applicable).
  10. Create articles (if applicable).
  11. Provide electronic signatures.
  12. Confirm and complete the registration, and pay any final fees (if applicable).
  13. Print the necessary documents, and learn about additional steps to registration with other state, and local government entities.

The time it takes to complete the registration varies. If the information necessary to complete the account is available, it takes about 45 minutes (this does not include the 1 business day wait for the name to be approved).

For technical assistance, or contact information for the various agencies involved in business registration, please click on the support link found on the right side of every page throughout the application.

In order to successfully register your business in the State of Utah you must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  1. Register your business name and entity type (corporation, sole proprietorship, etc.) by filing Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Certificate of Partnership, or Doing Business As application with the Utah Department of Commerce, Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
  2. Apply for and obtain a Sales & Use Tax License from the Utah State Tax Commission if you will be selling goods or products in the state OR if you do not make retail sales, you purchase goods or services tax-free from vendors outside Utah for storage, use or consumption by you in Utah.
  3. Apply for and obtain an Employee Income Tax Withholding Number from the Utah State Tax Commission if you will have employees.
  4. Apply for and obtain an Unemployment Insurance Employer Identification Number from the Department of Workforce Services if you will have employees.
  5. Apply for and obtain a business license from the municipality in which your business will be located. Each and every business outlet will require a separate business license.

This online system will fulfill all these requirements by submitting the required information to the agencies listed above. Once you complete your registration, you will receive your account information from participating agencies, all online.

For local municipality business licenses, the system will collect preliminary information, but you will need to complete the registration process, including paying for your license(s), in the local office of the city or county for each business location.

Most businesses will need to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) with the Internal Revenue Service in the event a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, OR sole proprietor with employees is being created. This OneStop Business Registration Application will notify you in the event you need to obtain this number. Please refer to www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html for additional information about the FEIN.

PLEASE NOTE: Use of this system is not intended to replace professional advice.