Washington State Business Lincensing

How to Get a State of Washington Small Business License:

  • 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.
  • File the Master Business Application to register your business entity with the State of Washington. Business licenses and permits can also be requested from the city government through this service.
  • For a list of specific professional licenses visit the Department of Licensing.
  • Contact the local government of where your business will operate to get local licensing and permit information.

Washington State Sales Tax:

  • Washington has a state sales tax of 6.5%

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