The following links give you easy access to various government agencies and documents on the Internet. We hope you find this information useful.

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Internal Revenue Service

Louisiana Department of Revenue

  • Application for a Louisiana Tax Number: This online application is used to apply for a Louisiana tax identification number for your business. An identification number is required for any business which files sales/use tax or withholding taxes.
  • Form L-4 (Employee Withholding Exemption Certificate): This form must be completed by each employee to determine the amount of Louisiana state income tax that should be withheld from the employee's pay. Completed forms must be kept on file by the employer.

Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services

  • Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification): "All U.S. employers are responsible for completion and retention of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. On the form, the employer must verify the employment eligibility and identity documents presented by the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9."

SBA: Financing Your Business