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  • All businesses need business license Colorado
  • All retailers and wholesalers need a sales tax id number
  • All employers need a federal tax id, and state employer tax id number, to report employee wages &
  • All businesses need a trade name business name certificate, also called a dba doing businesses as.


Obtain a Tax ID number

  • Business Tax Registration ID

  • A  State Sales Tax ID Number 

  • A Federal Tax Id Number (EIN)  & 

  • State Employer ID Number 

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    Government agencies require  that all starting businesses, (including small business, internet business, online business, online web sites and home business), at least get a business license and file a dba and in most cases obtain a tax id number.


    Get Your Tax Id Number & Get a Tax Id Number Today!   


    Click to Find Out if You Need the Tax ID Number(s).

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                Tax ID Legally Required Tax Id Numbers  

    If You Are Starting a Business, You May Need a Tax Id Number Number

    When Starting a Business, all businesses, including home based businesses, internet businesses, ebay, online web sites, professional practices, contractors or any other business, in Colorado    are required to identify their business with one of two numbers: either a Social Security number or an EIN or employer identification tax id number. A Social Security number can be used on all your government tax id number forms and other tax id number official documents, if you are a sole proprietor, but most small business advisors recommend that you apply for a Federal Tax Id Number (EIN) and use that number instead.

    Here is where you will need to use this federal Tax Id Number : All corporations, employers, and those that need to use a business Tax Id Number # instead of their SS#, are required to have it.   Also, in tax resale certificates and some other business tax forms , you are  required to provide this number.

     How to get your Tax Id Number - Tax ID Numbers - How to Apply and Obtain a Tax Id Number

    How do I get tax ID numbers?
    Every  business needs its own Tax Id Number. To get a federal Tax Id Number , state Tax Id Number , or seller's  number, click here.

    Once the federal government issues you a tax identification number , you will have to get a state Tax Id Number from Colorado     as well.  Find out more here, or ask your lawyer, bookkeeper or accountant to do this for you.

    Here's a Few Other Tax Documents and Business Permits You May Need When Starting a Small Business

    In Colorado  , If you use a name other than your own personal name to operate a business, you are legally required  to file  a DBA Certificate , also known as a dba (doing business as) form.

    A corporation or llc, is probably the best and cheapest insurance for you and your new small business if you want to limit your civil, tax, and personal liability.

    If you buy or sell wholesale or retail in Colorado    and the goods or items bought or sold are taxable, you need a Reseller License or  Wholesale License.

    If you will hire employees you are required to obtain a federal tax id number (Employer Identification Number EIN) as well as a state Tax Id Number as well (for Colorado ).

    In most cases, you are required to get an Colorado    or state permit or business License , even if you are working from home or you have an online business or selling on ebay- but note: 99.9 percent of all businesses are required to have a business License or business tax registration certificate ( both the same).



    State Tax Id Number / Employer Id Number EIN



          Businesses that are employers are required to obtain a  State Tax Id   (EIN) and a Federal Tax Id  (FEIN) NOTE: Sole owners can use a  federal Tax Id Number to build business creditClick Here to File Your Tax Id Number Fees  How Long Does it Take?  Back to Top


    Click to Find Out if You Need the Tax ID Number(s).

    Click to Find Out if You Need the Permit(s).

    Wholesale License Number / Resale / Reseller's License / Tax Id Number


           Wholesalers, retailers of taxable goods / services require a Wholesale License / Wholesale License Number / Reseller License . Click Here to File Your Wholesale License    Fees   How Long Does it Take?   Back to Top

    Federal Tax Id Employer Identification Number FEIN 


           Corporations or LLCs, employers, and, in some states,  those businesses that are also getting a Wholesale License are required to obtain a Federal Tax Id  (FEIN) and a Business License. Click Here to File Your Tax Id Number  Fees  How Long Does it Take?    Back to Top


    How long does the process take to get a tax id Number I want to open a checking account.

    Federal Tax Id Number (1- 24 hours) - We send you the Tax Id Number by Email to use to open your business bank account. Note, the government will send you a welcome package within 1-2 weeks..

    State Tax Id Number (Employer Number) varies but average time is  1-8 DAYS - could take longer in some states. In some states, we file on the same day we receive your order; however, note that it may take a few days for the government to mail you the certificate.

    Wholesale License may take 1- 5 but may take as long as 3-10  business days because there are special processing requirements (e.g.,  if you have high projected  gross sales - e.g., 50,000 per year, some states may require a deposit.  Or if you don't provide all requested info such as a SS#, it may take longer to process. )  In some states, we file on the same day we receive your order; however, note that it may take a few days for the government to mail you the certificate.  




    Click to Find Out if You Need the Tax ID Number(s).

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    Colorado Business Registration Forms

    Business Form Title


    Business Registration Form

    Business Registration Form Instructions

    Business Registration Tutorial


    Direct Pay Permit

    Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization

    Electronic Funds Transfer Program

    Exemption Certificate --

    Exemption Certificate -- on-profit


    License -- Sales Tax, Renewal

    Non-Profit Statement

    Sales and Use Tax Reference Guide

    Sales Tax Form/Coupon

    Sales Tax Form/Coupon Tutorial

    Sales Tax Form/Coupon -- Occasional Retail Sales

    Sales Tax -- Registration

    Special District Sales Tax Form

    Special Event Application

    Special Event Sales Tax Return

    Special Event Sales Tax Application and Return

    Tax Rates

    Tax Status Letter Request

    Trade Name -- Registration

    Trade Name -- Renewal

    Use Tax -- Consumer's Form -

    Use Tax -- Consumer's Form -  Later

    Use Tax -- Retailer's Form

    Use Tax -- RTA Consumer's Use

    Vending Machine Decals Request

    Wage Withholding -- Registration

    Resources New Businesses

    • Starting a Business in Colorado
    • Apply Online with the IRS for a Federal Employer Identification Number
    • Colorado Business Resource Guide
    • State of Colorado -- Business
    • Colorado Springs Small Business Resource Guide


    New employers can complete the form, submit it and immediately receive information they need to conduct business in the state for Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) purposes. The information required to obtain a sales tax license and/or wage withholding account will be forwarded to the Department of Revenue. However, if fees are due for a sales tax account registration. Your Department of Revenue sales tax account will not be set up until payment is received. Allow 8 weeks for processing before the registration/account information.  NOTE: If you already have a Colorado Department of Revenue tax account number, do not complete an online application.  If you are adding more types of tax accounts to an existing account number.  All trade names are registered.