Legally establish a company

You can choose to orga­nize your busi­ness many dif­fer­ent ways. The struc­ture you select will affect many things, includ­ing your tax lia­bil­i­ty and your per­son­al lia­bil­i­ty. It is a good idea to con­sult an attor­ney and an accoun­tant pri­or to mak­ing this decision. 

After you decide on a struc­ture for your com­pa­ny, you will need to acquire tax iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­bers and the nec­es­sary per­mits and licens­es. The fol­low­ing resources will help guide you through this process.

Georgia Legal Forms

Legal forms for bank­rupt­cy, divorce, real estate, wills, etc.

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How to Start a Business In Georgia (Sphinx)

How to Start a Busi­ness In Geor­gia (Sphinx)

by Charles T. Robert­son II and Mark War­da
From choos­ing your busi­ness to employ­ment and finan­cial mat­ters, this book sim­pli­fies the start-up process. Writ­ten by a judge and an attor­ney, it uses an easy-to-under­stand approach to busi­ness reg­u­la­tions for any­one con­sid­er­ing open­ing a busi­ness in Georgia.

State of Georgia First Stop Business Guide

State of Geor­gia First Stop Busi­ness Guide

Learn what you need to do to legal­ly oper­ate your busi­ness in Geor­gia. Find out about state licens­ing, reg­is­ter­ing cor­po­rate names, and obtain­ing a state tax iden­ti­fi­ca­tion number.

Small Business Administration Planner

Small Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion Planner

This site describes the basic struc­tures avail­able and dis­cuss­es the pros and cons of each type.

Small Business Association License and Permit Information

Small Busi­ness Asso­ci­a­tion License and Per­mit Information

A gen­er­al overview of fed­er­al require­ments is giv­en as well as instruc­tions on how to obtain an Employ­er Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Num­ber (EIN) online.