Determine a Business Structure
All businesses must have a legal identity. Many factors must be considered when choosing the best form of business ownership. This SBA website provides an over- view of your options. http://www.sba.gov
If you choose to register as a sole proprietor, your business name must be on file with each county clerk ‘s office. Register at:
County Clerk websites surrounding Austin:
Travis: http://www.co.travis.tx.us/ 512-854-9188
County Clerk websites surrounding San Antonio:
To register as a corporation apply to the Secretary of State.
http://www.sos.state.tx.us / Phone: 512-463-5555
For legal advice contact the Austin Lawyer Referral Service
http://www.austinlrs.com / Phone: 512-472-8303
Or American Bar Association Network www.abanet.org/legalservices
The IRS has a number of small business products and forms you may order online: http://www.irs.gov / Phone: 512-499-5127 – 1-800-829-1040
Federal Unemployment tax is part of a federal and state program under the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA). You report and pay FUTA tax separately from your social security and Medicare taxes and withheld tax.
Texas Workforce Commission Personnel Policies is excellent resource:
Use this document to classify your employee: