Once a childcare provider establishes a new business, the next step is to get the business basics in order, which is critical to success. After determining if he/she is are ready to establish a family childcare program in the home, the first steps should be to:

  • Determine the business (legal) structure of the business;
  • Register the business name (“Doing Business As”), which is optional, though highly recommended;
  • Obtain a tax identification number (“EIN”), which needs to be completed as part of the license/ registration application; and
  • Determine the state tax obligations.

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