Step 7 – Register Your Business

Register your business to make it a distinct legal entity.

State Registration

Registering your business name is done through the Idaho Secretary of State.

Local Registration

The City of Eagle requires all businesses operating in the city limits to obtain a business license (PDF)

Federal Registration

Most businesses don't need to register with the federal government to become a legal entity, other than simply filing to get a federal tax ID. Small business sometimes register with the federal government for trademark protection or tax-exempt status.

Creating an S Corp

To create an S corp, you will need to file form 2553 with the IRS.