BUSINESS LICENSES, ZONING AND TAX ID NUMBERS
Once your business is formed, you will need to get all of the required Federal, State and local government licenses, zoning information and tax identification numbers for your business.
If your business is in Charlotte and most of its surrounding areas,, you can call 704-336-6315 for a business license. For a business license in Matthews call 704-847-4411) and for Pineville call 704-889-2291.
For State business licenses you can check with the North Carolina Department of Commerce which operates the Business Service Center. It can be reached at 919-715-2864 or toll free at 800-228-8443 to assist you in determining what state licenses are required for the business activities of your company.
If your business products or services change, you may need to have additional licenses.
Depending on the type of business and its location you may also need to confirm that your business is permitted by the local zoning for its location. The Mecklenburg County Zoning office phone number is 704-336-3569.
Tax Identification Numbers:
You will need to acquire a Federal Tax Identification Number and will need a tax identification number for the State of North Carolinaif you hire employees or sell products causing the company to owe sales taxes.
Your attorney may assist you with some of all f this if you hire them to do so.