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Register Your Business

Congratulations on your decision start a new business. We are pleased you have chosen to start and grow your business in the State of Kansas. The Planning Your Business section is meant to teach you about resources and filing requirements. The options below will take you directly to links and forms required to comply with Kansas law. We will continue to add information as additional agencies/requirements are identified.

Create Business Entity

Choosing the legal structure for your company is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when starting a business. Learn more about different business entity types, their respective registration requirements, and the advantages and disadvantages of each structure.

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Already researched which business entity type is right for your business? Follow the link below to go directly to online registration.

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Business Tax Registration

Understanding the taxes that will be applicable to your business at the Federal, State, and local level is a critical part of planning for success. The activities of your business, the business structure you choose, and whether or not your business will qualify as an employer are likely to impact the types of taxes your business will be subject to.

The links below will help you determine if you will be required to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) and lead to more information about employer and business-related taxes. Or you may choose to go directly to register for a FEIN and/or state taxes.

Register Now for a Federal EIN Register Now for Kansas Business Tax   Learn More about Business Tax Registration

Registering as an Employer

Kansas Employer Requirements – Learn about Kansas Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation requirements.

Federal Employer Requirements – Learn about social security taxes, self-employment tax, income tax withholding, and Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA) requirements.

Trademark/Service Mark

A trademark or service mark is more than a name. A trademark is intellectual property. A trademark means any word, name, symbol, or device or any combination thereof used by a person to identify and distinguish the goods of such person, including a unique product, from those manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods, even if that source is unknown.

A trademark grants the owner the right to prohibit all other businesses in the state from using a similar name or mark on related goods or services. If someone begins using a registered trademark, the owner of that name has the right to sue immediately in court and force that company to stop using the mark immediately, and without compensation.

Trademarks and service marks may be filed at either the state or federal level. A mark registered in the state does not protect the use of that name in another state. A Federal Trademark protects the name from use anywhere in the United States.

Learn More about Trademarks and Service Marks | Trademark or Service Mark Application | Federal Trademarks and Service Marks

Common Business Licenses/Permits

Many businesses require some form of permitting or registration at the state or local level. Follow the link below to view a partial list of common lines of business that require registration/licensing/permits with specific agencies/commissions or local government.

Learn More about Common Business Licenses and Permits

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