Resources

(Please read the Department's of State's Disclaimer on linking to outside entities.)

New York Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection
(518) 474-8583

New York Department of State, Division of Licensing Services

New York State Office of the Chief Information Officer/Office for Technology
(Permit/business licensing information & assistance)

New York Loves Small Business
(Sponsored by Empire State Development)

New York State Division of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development
This site provides information related to the certification process, resources for technical assistance, access to capital, contract opportunities, MWBE Events, and an improved vendor registry search tool to help you find New York State certified MWBEs.

U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration dedicates its energy and resources to providing support to small businesses and small-business owners across the nation.

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance

  • corporate tax payments
  • tax identification numbers

United States Internal Revenue Service
at 1-800-829-1040

  • subchapter "s" status
  • 501(c)(3) status
  • employer identification numbers (EIN)

Federal Bankruptcy Court
P.O. Box 398, 445 Broadway, Room 327, Albany, NY 12201, at (518) 257-1661

  • corporate bankruptcy

New York State Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau
at (518) 486-9797

  • charities / registration

New York State Office of the Attorney General, Investor Protection Bureau
(212) 416-8222

  • securities filings
  • franchises

New York State Office of the Attorney General, Consumer Frauds Bureau
(518) 474-5481

  • complaints against corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships

New York State Department of Labor

  • collection of the NYS unemployment tax

New York State Workers' Compensation Board

  • workers' compensation benefits


N.Y.S. County Clerks

  • assumed names/trade names (D/B/A) for individuals (sole proprietors) and partnerships (including Limited Liability Partnerships)