Missouri Business Licensing Information for Contractors


Missouri independent contractors

Contractor’s License Requirements in Missouri

In Missouri, the state does not offer or require licenses for general contractors. Persons interested in obtaining licensure must do so on a local level through the appropriate channels.

For out of state workers, the Missouri Business Development Program provides resources for doing business in the state, registrations required and taxes to be paid.

Missouri Business Licensing for Electricians

Electrical Contractor and Electrician Licenses in Missouri

In Missouri, the state does not offer or require licenses for general contractors. Persons interested in obtaining licensure must do so on a local level through the appropriate channels.

For out of state workers, the Missouri Business Development Program provides resources for doing business in the state, registrations required and taxes to be paid.

Business Licensing Information for Plumbers in Missouri

In Missouri, the state does not offer or require licenses for general contractors. Persons interested in obtaining licensure must do so on a local level through the appropriate channels.

For out of state workers, the Missouri Business Development Program provides resources for doing business in the state, registrations required and taxes to be paid.

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Additional Business Licensing for All Businesses in Missouri

Business and Registration Guide

Information for business and occupational licenses in the state of Missouri can be obtained from the website for the Business Portal. There are many professions in Missouri that require licensure by businesses operating in the state. You will also need to register your business with the Secretary of State.

 

Licenses and Registration Checklist

Using the checklist provided by the Missouri Business Development Program, you can go through the steps of what you need to do to obtain any required licenses and registrations for operating a business in this state.

Professional and Occupational Licenses

Through the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, you can obtain a license for over 38 trades and professions in this state.

Missouri Business Tax Information

Business Tax Registration

Any business operating in the state of Missouri must register for a tax identification number, licenses or applicable permits, sales tax accounts and unemployment insurance tax using the website for the state’s Department of Revenue and Department of Labor. To determine your tax liability or to make online payments, consult the website linked.

To get started, check through the information provided so that your business is properly registered.

Insurance Requirements for Businesses in Missouri

Unemployment Tax Requirements

Unemployment insurance is required to be paid by every business operating in Missouri. This process is managed and regulated by the state’s UStar website.

Under certain conditions, your business may need to remit payment for unemployment insurance taxes.

Workers’ Compensation Requirements

With very few exceptions, employers in the state of Missouri who employ more than one worker must get and maintain Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Using the Department of Labor portion of the state’s website, you can obtain coverage, report your intent to self-insure and verify that a company has the necessary insurance to meet the state’s requirements.

Under the law, the premiums paid for this type of insurance coverage is always paid for by the employer and should never be deducted from the employee’s earnings.

For more information, contact can be made with the Workers’ Compensation division using the address below:

Division of Workers’ Compensation

John J. Hickey, Director

3315 West Truman Blvd. Room 131 P.O. Box 58 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0058  

Phone: 573-751-4231 Fax:573-751-2012

 

New Hire Reporting Requirements for Businesses in Missouri

Reporting New Hires

Under federal law, employers are required to report newly hired employees within 20 days of their hire date. The following information can be reported using the Missouri Department of Social Services:

  • Employee’s name
  • Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Date of birth
  • Hire date
  • Employer’s name
  • Payroll address
  • Federal identification number (FEIN)

Employers may use the website for reporting, fax the information to 573-526-8079 or by sending it to the following address:

Missouri Department of Revenue

P.O. Box 3340

Jefferson City, MO 65105-3340

Licensed Contractors in Missouri

Using the search provided by the Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration, users can search and verify the licenses of professionals in the state of Missouri.