New LCO in Ohio (need advice)

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by wormburner, Apr 26, 2005.

  1. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    I need to know if I need any other legal documents to start my LCO.I have applied for my name registration through the state(waiting for it for three weeks now).Once I have my name registration I can fill out the SS-4 form for my tax I.D. or E.I.N.Is there anything else I need?and do I need to fill out a
    D.B.A. with my county? Thanks for the help. :help:
     
  2. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    state vendors licence, you have to collect sales tax if your income is greater than 5000. lawn care is taxable
     
  3. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
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  4. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Thanks for the web info.But when I downloaded the info. it gave me a Venders License application and a Service Vendors License application which Application do I need?
     
  5. LawnBrother

    LawnBrother LawnSite Senior Member
    from SW Ohio
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    service vendors application
    glad you found what you needed. Good luck!
     
  6. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Thanks Lawnbrother that's what I thought.
     
  7. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Also does anyone know if I can use my Business name on fliers and ads without getting a confirmation back from the state yet?(still waiting been 3 weeks now)
     
  8. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    Do you want to take that chance? I can understand you wanting to get your flyers out there, but you're gonna feel pretty stupid if you put out a bunch of them with the name you've chosen and then find out you have to change the name.
     
  9. wormburner

    wormburner LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Yeah that was kinda what I was thinking also but there is a state website that you can search for availability on names and the one i picked showed it was available but I think I'll wait.Does anyone know how long it takes to get anything back from the state so I can get started?
     
  10. The C Man

    The C Man LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 527

    If you mailed in the form with your name then just call the secretary of state and see if they can tell you if it was approved or not. When I registered my name I don't think it took more than amonth to get approval back from them.
     

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