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By Milt Wright and Anita Lee Wright
Milt Wright & Associates

Resources Needed to Start Your Own Business

* Zoning Laws:
Los Angeles City Dept. of Building & Safety
210 North Figueroa St. 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012
888-524-2845
www.lacity.org

* Corporate, Company or Partnership Filings:
Secretary of State’s Office:
If you are considering becoming a corporation, (either stock or nonprofit), a limited liability company or a partnership (limited, limited liability, or general), you must file with the Secretary of State’s Office.
www.calgold.ca.gov/goto.asp?ID=1180

* Business Program Division:
If you are conducting business as one of the following, you must file a bond with the Secretary of State’s Office: immigration consultant, credit services organization, dance studio, discount buying organization, employment agency, employment counseling service, invention developer, job listing services, nurses registry, or auctioneer or auction company.

* State Income Tax Information:
Businesses should obtain the appropriate State income tax forms from the Franchise Tax Board

Franchise Tax Board
333 North Glenoaks Blvd., Room 200
Burbank, CA 91502-1170
800-852-5711
www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/index.html

* Employer Identification Number
EIN or SSN:
Employers with employees, business partnerships, and corporations must obtain an Employer Identification Number from the I.R.S.. Businesses can obtain appropriate Federal income tax forms from this location.

US Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
300 North Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
800-829-1040
Application for Employer ID number online
www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=102767,00.html

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