Starting a Business
Basic Tax Information
The Minnesota Department of Revenue has basic tax information for people who are starting a business.
The following information should not be considered all-inclusive. Other steps may be appropriate for your specific type of business.
- Business taxes and fees
- Minnesota Tax Identification Number (MN ID)
- Minnesota Laws, Statutes, and Rules
- Basic federal tax information from the Internal Revenue Service
Note: If you’re buying an existing business or its stock, you must notify us before the transfer or you could be liable for tax debts we are collecting from that business (see Successor Liability).
Starting a Business in Minnesota
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development can help you answer common questions about starting a business in Minnesota. Learn more about what you need to do before you start, business plans, licenses and permits, and more.