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Registering as a Foreign Corporation in Kansas
The Kansas Secretary of State's Office (785-296-4564) is in charge of registering business entities. If you are doing business in Kansas, you will need to register as a Foreign Corporation. Register as a Foreign Corporation here: http://www.kssos.org/other/articles_of_formation.html.
There is no general business license for the state of Kansas. Each city/county operates a little differently and businesses are required to contact their city or county authority individually and determine what licenses are needed.
KS Tax ID
The Kansas Department of Revenue is in charge of the state taxes. If you have any questions about the Kansas tax responsibilities for your business, you can contact the KDOR directly at (785) 368-8222 then select: (options 5, then 2).
If you will need to obtain a KS Tax ID, you can apply online here: http://www.ksrevenue.org/busregistration.html. You can apply online through the Kansas Business Center (2nd paragraph) or you can file the paper application called the CR-16 (3rd paragraph).
The Kansas Department of Labor is in charge of paperwork requirements for new hires of a Kansas-based company.
Phone: (888) 219-7801
Phone: (785) 296-4000
Workers’ Compensation Division
Phone: (800) 332-0353