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State of Texas: Resources for Starting a Business

Texas State Comptroller

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Texas Business and Commerce Code

Title 5, Regulation of Business Practices, Chapter 71, Assumed Business or Professional Name

Federal Tax/EIN# (IRS) 1-800-829-1040
Business Tax Kit & Publications: 1-800-829-3676

Federal Patents & Trademarks
Commissioner of Patents & Trademarks
Washington DC 20231
Public Affairs 703-305-9341
General Information 703-308-4357

Copyright Office/LM 455
202-707-3000
Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20559

State Trademarks 512-463-5586

Incorporation Section
1-800-252-1386 or 512-463-5555
Office of Secretary of State
PO Box 13687
Austin, TX 78711

Employment Taxes - Texas Employment Commission
New Accounts & Status of Accounts 512-463-2731
Rate Section 512-463-2755

Small Business Development Center
Collin College Courtyard Center
4800 Preston Park Blvd. Suite 114, Box 15
Plano, TX 75093
972-985-3770

State Sales Tax Permit
State Comptroller - Austin - 1-800-252-5555

Abrams @ LBJ, 9241 LBJ Freeway #205 972-671-7166
Southwest Office - 7222 S. Westmoreland #100 972-709-4357
Mesquite - 1331 E. Hwy 80 #2 972-289-3400
Fort Worth - 4040 Fossil Creek #100 817-847-6201
Sherman - 1800 Teague Drive #110 903-393-0692
Denton - 400 S. Carroll #1000 940-891-4790

Local & City Regulations
In addition to Federal, State and County regulations, all local regulations must also be complied with. To inquire about these, contact city hall in the city your business is located. If your business is outside city limits, the city hall may still have exterritorial jurisdiction. If the city does not have jurisdiction, contact the Collin County Developmental Office at 972-548-5585.

Collin County Community College
Information on Starting Businesses:
Collin College or
Small Business Development Center

Small Business Assistance
512-936-0297 or 1-800-888-0511​