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HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN UTAH
Starting a business in Utah can and should be easier than you think. You file simple forms with the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code, and your business is formed! Obviously there’s a few more things than that, but if you’d like to start your own business yourself, you will find it easy to hire us as your registered agent and you’ll find all the forms you could file to start a business in Utah, along with great filing instructions on the quickest and cheapest ways to start your business in Utah.
What's the Actual Process to Start a Business in Utah?
File Your Articles
You file articles of organization or articles of incorporation with the UT Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
Obtain a Federal Tax ID
You obtain a federal tax ID number (FEIN or EIN) with the IRS after you have confirmation and filed articles from the State of Utah showing your approved Utah business.
Open a Bank Account
Opening a business banking account under your new Utah business name should be easy with these two items.
Register with the State Tax Commission
If you’re going to have employees or need to withhold sales tax, you will probably need to register with the UT State Tax Commission. We provide all these links in your online account.
Apply for Licenses
If your business trade requires a license, you’ll have to apply for a license with the Utah licensing board. (Most businesses don’t.) But if you do, these quick links and contact details are in your online account. Some local cities or counties have a general license, but most don’t. You obtain a local trade license if the city or county you’re going to be working in requires it.
Get Proper Zoning
If you’re going to have an office or shop you might need an approval from the city zoning for your type of business in that location.
Get Up and Running
If you get overwhelmed, just get your business pulling in money and worry about regulations later.
Are You A Do-It-Yourselfer? You Can Save Some Money:
If you want to start a business in Utah yourself, you can just hire us as your Utah registered agent, and you’ll instantly have the Utah LLC or corporation forms to file along with filing instructions on the quickest, cheapest, and most efficient way to incorporate a Utah corporation or form a Utah LLC. You’ll get the ongoing support of our online tools, reminders and the support of a professional Utah registered agent service.START YOUR BUSINESS TODAY
If you want a corporation, you file Utah Articles of Incorporation:
The Utah articles of incorporation cost $70 with the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code.
We custom draft your Utah articles of incorporation when you hire Northwest to start your Utah business. The basic requirements of Utah corporations are:
- An incorporating Utah ending such as Inc, corporation, or incorporated;
- A general and/or specific purpose;
- An amount of Utah corporation shares you would like to authorize;
- The amount of shares you are issuing, the class of the shares;
- The name, address, and position of the Utah corporation officers and directors (this information is not required for filing the articles of incorporation, but must be reported to the Division no later than your first annual report);
- The corporation’s principal address;
- The date you would like the UT corporation executed;
- The name and address of the Utah incorporator;
- The registered agent and office of the Utah corporation (you can list our commercial agent number instead)
Utah does not require original signatures on new UT corporation filings. The stamped form will be mailed to the address of the person who filed the documents.
If you want a LLC, you file Utah Articles of Organization:
- The business name must have a limited liability company ending or variation of it.
- New Utah LLCs name must be different than already registered Utah companies.
- Duration of the Utah LLC is optional. If you do not list the LLC duration, the default is 99 years.
- The purpose of the Utah limited liability company is general unless you state a specific one.
- The Utah registered agent and address. You can just list our Utah commercial registered agent number instead.
- If the LLCs organizer is not a member or manager, list their name, address, and signature.
- Name, address, and signature of at least one member or manager (will depend on whether the Utah LLC is managed by members or managers).
Utah does not require original signatures on new UT LLC filings. You’ll get a verification mailed to you after the state approves your filing. If you want the filed documents, you have to go to the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code website, do a name search on your LLC, and print the filed document.