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Resources for Managing Your Business

To arrange & pay for your taxes

Federal Taxes

All businesses (with the exception of sole proprietors who do not file employment, excise, alcohol, tobacco, or firearm tax returns) must apply for a Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For more information about federal taxes, contact:

Internal Revenue Service

https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed

Local Springfield Office:

413-788-0284

1550 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103 

State & Local Taxes

For more information on local tax assessments for personal property and real estate contact:

Treasurer & Collector of Taxes

36 Court Street, ​City Hall Room 112, Springfield, MA 01103 (map here)

(413) 736-3111

http://www.springfield-ma.gov/finance/index.php?id=collector

Sole proprietorships without employees can use the proprietor's social security number as a business identification number, providing he or she uses his or her own name in the business.

Partnerships and corporations with or without employees, and sole proprietors with employees, must obtain Form SS-4 (Application for Employer Identification Number) from the IRS or Social Security Administration. You can download the form from the IRS website at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fss4.pdf

Partnerships and corporations with or without employees, and sole proprietors with employees, must obtain Form TA-1 from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Assistance Bureau.

For New Businesses

When starting a business, you must register with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a taxpayer at: 

Massachusetts Department of Revenue

(617) 887-6367

www.mass.gov/dor/business

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