|Comply with state and federal tax regulations|
Business operators should obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number based on the type of business operation. Information on requirements for the Federal Employer Identification Number and online applications are available here.
Online business registration is available at here.
Many business owners in Kansas City, Mo., also must obtain a Missouri Tax Identification Number based on the type of business in operation. Information is available through the Missouri Department of Revenue.
One of the unique taxes levied by the City of Kansas City, Mo., is the Earnings Tax, a one percent withholding on gross wages, salaries, commissions and all other earned compensation paid to employees living and/or working in Kansas City, Mo. For businesses, the tax is one percent of net profits. To learn more about this tax, contact the City's Finance Department.
Submit an Economic Activity Taxes summary form as required for businesses operating within a designated Tax Increment Financing district.
Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City Mo.
At the county level, business owners must obtain a Merchant's License and file a Business Property and Equipment Declaration.
Platte County Collector's Office
The City of Kansas City, Mo., proper, City limits, reside in parts of four counties that may have additional requirements your business will need to meet. These include occupation or liquor licenses and personal or real property taxes. Contact the county where your business will be located to determine which of these requirements apply.
Jackson County Courthouse
Clay County Courthouse
Platte County Courthouse
Cass County Courthouse