Commissioner of Revenue Registering a New Business

Additional Information for Registering Your Business

All entities conducting business in the Commonwealth of Virginia must register their business with the Virginia Department of Taxation (TAX). You can register online using VATAX Online Services.

To assist with the process of registering your business, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA) provides a one-stop-service for technical assistance related to business formation, access to capital, workforce development and entrepreneurial workshops.  VDBA also provides an online interactive Business One Stop system to assist you in registering your business with several Virginia state and local agencies.

Depending upon the type of business, you may need to register with more than one agency. For example:

Other valuable resources: