The process of registering a business in Utah follows a few simple steps. Use this as a guide to help you go through this process.
Step 1: Choose a Business Structure.
The chosen business legal structure will vary in terms of the legal and tax implications of your business. Make sure you know what these implications are so you can decide accordingly. The filing fee will also differ for each type of business structure.
Step 2: Register Your Business Name
It is a must to register your business name if you are operating it under another name. You must head to the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code to file your business name registration.
Step 3: Obtain your EIN.
Your Employer Identification Number will be issued by the IRS. It is unique to your business and will be used when paying payroll taxes or any other applicable taxes for your business. You can do the filing online.
Step 4: Secure Necessary Licenses and Permits
Some but not all businesses would need to fulfill this step. Check with your local government unit about applicable licenses and permits that you need to complete.
Step 5: Obtain Your Business Insurance
There are several types of insurance for businesses to secure before you can legally operate in Utah. Make sure to check what insurance is needed for your business.
The constitution of the state of Utah has remained largely unchanged since it established its statehood in 1895. When it comes to the local government of Utah, it is made up of 29 counties that are governed by elected commissioners. There are also other officials that govern the county and they are all elected into position: sheriff, county clerk, recorder, treasurer, assessor, clerk-auditor, attorney, and surveyor.
The county is the most powerful form of local government unit in Utah. It holds administrative, judicial and financial power in the county of its jurisdiction. Meanwhile, they are also responsible for providing law enforcement, welfare, and education to the constituents.
Aside from the 29 counties of Utah, it is comprised of 236 municipalities. The larger cities in Utah have an elected mayor to serve as the highest form of governance. Aside from the mayor, there are also two commissioners. The smaller counties are run by a mayor and a city council. Salt Lake City is the largest municipality in the state.See the main Utah Page for county links.
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