How to Get a Business License in Massachusetts:
- 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.
- Register your business entity by filing papers with the Secretary of Commonwealth.
- Find out if you need a Massachusetts business license and learn how to apply by visiting the Licensing Information and Resources web page.
Massachusetts State Sales Tax:
- Massachusetts state sales tax is 5%.