How to Get a Missouri Tax ID Number for a Business

Getting a tax ID number in the state of Missouri is fairly easy as long as you have the right information regarding your business. The state of Missouri has intentionally compiled most of the information on where and how to obtain a tax ID number on one website to make the process easier for you.

Step 1

Log onto IRS.gov and fill out an Employer Identification Number application. Once you have completed the application, the site will verify the information and immediately issue you an EIN.

Step 2

Log onto Missouri's Department of Revenue at http://dor.mo.gov/tax/business/register/forms/ and print a Missouri tax registration application, also known as Form 2643A. The application is approximately four pages long and requires you to provide general information about your business.

Step 3

Complete the Missouri tax registration application and mail it to the Missouri Department of Revenue at P.O. Box 357, Jefferson City, MO 65105-0357. Once the Missouri Department of Revenue has received your application, a representative will review it and issue your business a tax identification number within one to two weeks.

Tip

Be sure obtain your EIN prior to applying for a state tax identification number to avoid further delays in your application process.

Warning

Consult with an attorney or tax professional before submitting your tax registration application to ensure that you supply any necessary documents to avoid paying back taxes. For example, Missouri requires an additional, separate tax application to be filed by retail and/or liquor businesses. This separate application has to be filed along with your form 2643A.

Things You'll Need

  • Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)

  • Business with a physical location within the state of Missouri

  • General information about your business

  • Missouri tax registration application

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