Register a Business with Georgia Department of Revenue

Certain businesses must register and periodically file taxes.

Depending on the type of business, you may need to register with the Department of Revenue (DOR) to collect and periodically pay various types of business taxes. The DOR has online tools to help you open an account and file your taxes.

You can access the Georgia Tax Center to register your business or manage business tax accounts. When you register, you’ll create just one Georgia Tax Center login. However your business may have to pay more than one type of tax, and will therefore have to open more than one type of tax account. You will be able to manage them through your single Georgia Tax Center login.

Note that unemployment insurance taxes are not paid through the DOR. For this, you will have to register with the Department of Labor.

How Do I … Register a Business With Georgia Department of Revenue?

  • Get Prepared

    • Know your business structure. A business structure refers to how your business is organized. Structures include a sole proprietorship, limited liability company, limited partnership, and corporation. Your business’s structure may help determine the type and amount of taxes you will pay. Sole proprietors will have to file their income taxes as an individual but will collect and pay other taxes in the same manner as other businesses.
    • Obtain your federal employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS. You cannot proceed without it.
  • Gather What You'll Need

    • Your federal employer identification number (EIN)
    • Your business structure
    • The legal name of your business
    • Your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 
    • The date of first Georgia sales (this can be pre- or post-dated, however it cannot go back further than 6 months from the current date)
    • Name and information for the business’s officers
    • Name and information for at least one responsible party
    • Business mailing address
  • Set Up Your Account

    1. Access the Georgia Tax Center online.
    2. Click on the link that reads, “Register a New Georgia Business”.
    3. Follow the prompts and fill your business information (listed above).
    4. Create a username and password for your account.
    5. Once you complete this process, you will receive an email with your state taxpayer identification number within a few hours. For accounts that involve the sale of items such as alcohol or tobacco, this may take longer, as the account may need to be reviewed.
    6. Save this information. You will need it to log in monthly or quarterly and file your business taxes.
  • File Taxes Monthly or Quarterly

    Depending on your business situation, you will either have to file taxes monthly or quarterly. You can manage your business tax account(s) and file your business taxes online using the account number and login information you’ve set up.

Disclaimer: General This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem. It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice. If you have questions regarding any matter contained on this page, please contact the related agency.

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