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Important steps when starting a Maryland business

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2022 | Business Formation & Planning

Maryland is an excellent state for starting a business. The state offers a variety of resources and support for entrepreneurs, and the population is highly educated and diverse. 

What do you need to know before you start, and how can you ensure you comply with the state’s rules and regulations?

Rules and regulations for Maryland businesses

Any business owner will tell you that there are a lot of rules and regulations to navigate when starting a new business. 

While it can seem daunting at first, it’s important to remember that these rules are in place for a reason. They help to protect both businesses and consumers, and they ensure that everyone is playing by the same set of rules. Here are some steps to take:

  • Obtain a business license from the state. This license must be renewed on an annual basis and can be obtained through the Maryland Department of Commerce. 
  • Register your business with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation to ensure that your business is appropriately taxed. 
  • Obtain a federal Employer Identification Number if you have employees.
  • Register with the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Program, and comply with the state’s Workers’ Compensation laws. 
  • Register for state and local sales tax if your business will be selling any products or services.

Understanding and complying with Maryland’s business requirements can feel overwhelming. Furthermore, laws change, so it is essential to stay up-to-date. Having legal assistance when starting your business will help ensure you remain in compliance and let you focus on being a successful entrepreneur.