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Frequently Asked Questions



  1. How do I become Incorporated or a LLC?
  2. When I receive my Occupational Tax License (aka Business License), do you also issue my Sales Tax Exempt ID Number?
  3. Is this license good for just Douglas County and do I have to buy a new one for every jurisdiction that I do work in?
  4. Register local trade name?
  5. Where can I obtain an EIN?
  6. How often do I renew my business license with Douglas County?
  7. How long does it take for a business location profile to be approved?


1. How do I become Incorporated or a LLC?
Contact the Secretary of State's Office at 404-656-2817 or @ https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/.
(Posted on: August 31, 2016)

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2. When I receive my Occupational Tax License (aka Business License), do you also issue my Sales Tax Exempt ID Number?
No, we do not issue ID Numbers here. You must contact the Georgia Department of Revenue @ http://dor.georgia.gov/business-taxes, 877-423-6711, #1 for sales tax questions.
(Posted on: August 31, 2016)

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3. Is this license good for just Douglas County and do I have to buy a new one for every jurisdiction that I do work in?
The license is good throughout the state of Georgia. However, the type of business you will be conducting, will determine if you will need to purchase additional permits through those Counties or Cities. Example:Door to Door Sales, Flea Markets, Vendors for craft fairs, etc.
(Posted on: March 16, 2004)

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4. Register local trade name?
Contact Douglas County Clerk of Superior Court at 770-920-7252 or their Douglas County website.
(Posted on: August 31, 2016)

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5. Where can I obtain an EIN?
You may acquire a Federal Tax ID by calling:
Internal Revenue Service 267-941-1099 https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/how-to-apply-for-an-ein
(Posted on: August 31, 2016)

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6. How often do I renew my business license with Douglas County?
Your business license expires every year-end regardless of when the license was obtained. Renewals are required each year-end.
(Posted on: August 31, 2016)

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7. How long does it take for a business location profile to be approved?
Normally 3 to 10 business days for In-Home businesses, sometimes longer with Commercial.
(Posted on: August 31, 2016)

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