Business Wizard will help you navigate the
maze of state and federal regulatory requirements affecting
businesses in Idaho by providing information about required licenses, permits, taxes
and how to register your business.
You will be asked several questions about your business. Then, based on
your answers, you will receive a customized checklist of agencies to
contact and an explanation of why you need to contact them, their phone numbers, addresses,
websites, and hot links to forms you may need.
The purpose of the Business Wizard is to
provide you with licensing, taxing, and regulatory information before you have a problem, not after.
If you need more information before
answering the Wizard questions, click the appropriate buttons on the
left to find detailed information on taxes, employee issues, choosing a
business entity type, registering your business name, and more.
The Business Wizard contains information
related to state and federal licensing, taxing and regulating requirements. Your business may
also be regulated by city and/or county laws
specific to the area where you are doing business even if your business
activity is not listed in the Wizard. Contact your local City or
County Clerk or Recorder's office to find out if you need a local
business license or permits and for zoning information. To find contact information for your
city clerk's office check your local phone book or click here: City
Clerks. To locate your county clerk or recorder's office, see http://www.idahovotes.gov/Clerk.htm
We do our best to keep this site current
when the federal government, Idaho legislature, or individual licensing boards change
or add licensing requirements.
However, WE MAKE NO GUARANTEE THAT THE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS SHOWN
ON THIS SITE ARE COMPLETE. If you find omissions or errors in the
Business Wizard, please let us know by clicking the E-mail
Us button at the top of the page.
Some of the forms referenced in the Wizard are PDF
files. Therefore, you will need Adobe Acrobat software
to access them. The software is free and can be
downloaded by clicking
the icon to the right.
The Wizard uses a temporary "cookie" (see the
statement below) to remember your selections. If your
computer does not accept cookies, you may encounter
problems completing the Wizard. If you have a problem,
please e-mail us and we will complete the selections for
you and e-mail you the results.
If your computer accepts
cookies and you still cannot access the Business Wizard,
you may need to check the Security settings on your
computer and add Idaho Small Business Solutions to your
list of "trusted" websites. To do this, with
your internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or
Mozilla) open, on the menu bar
at the top of the page choose
"Tools," then "Internet Options,"
then "Security." Click on the "Trusted
Sites" button and then on "Sites" and add
here or on the logo above to start the Business Wizard
POLICY - While you are going through the Wizard to create your customized Checklist, we will attach a
temporary "cookie" to
your computer. The purpose of the cookie is to remember your responses
from one screen to the next. After you have completed the
Wizard, the cookie is no longer used. We will never use your cookie
for any purpose other than this internal process. If you are
unfamiliar with "Cookies," visit the Glossary
for a definition.