Michigan Business Licensing

Important Points:

  • Michigan does not have a generic business license.
  • Certain occupations, industries, and services require a Michigan business license.
  • Determine if you need a Michigan business license.

How to Get a Business License in Michigan:

  • If you plan to hire at least one employee, contact Internal Revenue Service to get an Employer ID Number (EIN), and to request your w-4, SS-4, Circular E and Publication 334 forms.
  • Apply online for your Michigan state business license and permits.
  • Contact your county clerk's office to determine if your business is required to have a local license or registration.

Michigan State Sales Tax:

  • Michigan state sales tax is 6%.
  • There is no city or local taxes.

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