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Register a Business in Vermont


Start a Vermont Business

Ready to register a business in Vermont? Use the Online Business Service Center to take care of your business registration needs in a snap. Click below to create a user account, login and get started:

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It is recommended, but not required, that you consult with an attorney and/or an accountant regarding selecting your business type.

 

Not sure where to begin?

Need a bit more guidance? Please reference this step by step guide:

Step 1

The first step is selecting your business type. From profit corporations to LLCs and Limited Partnerships, you can learn more about the types of businesses you can register with this office by clicking below. Once you've selected your business type, go to the Online Business Service Center to complete registration.

 

Step 2

Depending on your business type, it may be necessary to register with the US Internal Revenue Service. Visit the US IRS online at www.irs.gov

 

Step 3

Depending on your business type, you may need to establish a Vermont Corporate or Business Tax Account. You may establish this account with the Vermont Department of Tax, online at tax.vermont.gov

 

Step 4

Have employees? You may be required to establish an Employer Tax Account with the Vermont Department of Labor. Learn more at labor.vermont.gov

 

Step 5

Your business may qualify for special incentives and opportunities through the Vermont Department of Economic Development. Find out if you qualify at accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/

 

Step 6

Please take a moment to review the current requirements set out by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets. A variety of items that may not seem to be associated with food and agriculture are regulated by the agency. Learn more at: agriculture.vermont.gov/licensing-registration

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Contact Information

Corporations & Business Services

Marlene Betit, Director

128 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05633

802-828-2386

888-647-4582

Service by Phone

7:45 AM to 4:30 PM

Monday - Friday (except holidays)

802-828-2386

888-647-4582 (toll free)

Walk-in Service

7:45 AM to 4:30 PM

Monday - Friday (except holidays)

128 State Street, Montpelier

Mailing Address

Vermont Secretary of State

Corporations Division

128 State Street

Montpelier, VT 05633-1104

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For general inquiries, email:

SOS.CorporationsSupport@vermont.gov


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