File an Assumed Name (D.B.A.) with the County Clerk in the county(s) in which the business is to be located and/or will conduct business
Corporations and corporate documents are filed with the Secretary of State in Austin. You can contact the Secretary of State at (512) 463-5578 or visit their web site at www.sos.state.tx.us. Upon filing in Austin, the D.B.A. is then filed with the County Clerk's Office.
For the Regulatory Assistance Program concerning licenses or permits, contact the Economic Development and Tourism-Small Business Division in Austin: (512) 936-0101.
To obtain a State Sales Tax ID#, contact the State Comptroller at (713) 426-8200, (713) 777-1881 or (281) 820-6055, or visit their web site at www.window.state.tx.us/.
To obtain a Business Tax Kit and other publications, call I.R.S. at (800) 829-3676
A Federal Tax ID# is available through the I.R.S. Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933
Workers Compensation Information contact Texas Worker's Compensation & Texas Department of Insurance at (800) 372-7713. For Unemployment benefits, contact the Texas Workforce Commission at (512) 463-2222 or visit their web site at www.twc.state.tx.us/.
Contact the County Health Department for a business involved in food preparation at: (409) 938-2300 or (409) 938-2411