Register a Georgia Business - What You Need to Know


Specific Business Information

Before starting the registration process with the Georgia Department of Revenue (the Department), you must have specific information about your business, including but not limited to:

  • Legal name, location, and mailing address of the business
  • EIN/FEIN (if applicable)
  • NAICS code
  • Name, address, and social security number (SSN) of all managing owners, partners, or officers
  • Contact e-mail address

Business Structure

Before registering to pay taxes with the Department, entities doing business in the state should check with the Georgia Secretary of State regarding their registration requirements.

Sole proprietors may register with the Department as an individual for business related taxes.


Employer Identification Number (EIN/FEIN)

Determine if your business will need to apply for an EIN or FEIN with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code

The Department requires NAICS Codes for all Business Registrations. 

You can look up your NAICS code before you begin registration or during the registration process.


Business Tax Type

Entities doing business in Georgia may need to register for one or more tax types in order to obtain the specific identification numbers, permits, and/or licenses required.

Before registering for any tax type, learn more about the differences and requirements for each of the tax types by visiting Tax Registration.