UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER (SBDC)

Checklist for starting a New Enterprise

GREENE COUNTY

The entrepreneur must consider more than the specific activities – production, marketing, accounting, and distribution – before starting a business. He or she must also consider the legal environment and government regulations of business and the related forms necessary to consider when going into business:

  • Consult an attorney regarding the legal requirements of setting up and operating your business.
  •  Consult an accountant regarding the financial requirements of setting up and operating your business.
  • Register the name of the business with the state (Fictitious Name Application).
  • Make appropriate applications for licenses to operate in desired states.
  • Obtain federal employer identification number (SS – 4).
  • Apply for state workmen’s compensation and unemployment insurance.
  • Determine applicable job safety and health regulations.
  • Apply for local business licenses.

 Required in Carmichaels Borough and Waynesburg Borough.

CONTACT:
Mary Lewis
200 South Market Street
Carmichaels, PA
(724) 966-5506

 

Waynesburg Borough
90 East High St.
Waynesburg, PA 15370
(724) 627-8111
Hours: 8:00 – 4:00

Every new business must register.

Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendle Road
Irwin, Pa 15642
(724) 978-0300 Fax (724) 978-0339

Handles earned income tax for Greene County except for:
Carmichaels School District
Cumberland Township
Carmichaels Borough

Occupational Privilege Tax – Varies by local, verify by contacting Bureau.

Pick up SS-4 Form at: Internal Revenue Service
162 West Chestnut St.
Washington, PA 15301

Or Internet: www.irs.ustreas.gov
Or call 1 (800) 829-3676 to have SS-4 Form mailed to you.

When you file this form you will automatically receive all other federal tax forms and
instructions required for a new business. Your federal EIN will also be used as your
Pennsylvania Employer Identification Number.

Contact: Field Accounting Service
32 Iowa St.
Uniontown, PA 15401
(724) 439-7230

Request the PA-100 Combined Registration Forms & Instructions

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
George Stewart Building
75 East Maiden St. – Room 204
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 223-4550

Or Internet: www.PaOpen4Business.state.pa.us
Or: 1 (800) 362-2050

(If employing one or more people)

Contact: IRS 1 (800) TAX-1040 for information
IRS 1 (800) TAX-FORM to order forms or publications

Or Internet: www.irs.ustreas.gov

If employing one or more people.

Request the PA-100 Combined Registration Forms & Instructions

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
George Stewart Building
75 East Maiden St. – Room 204
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 223-4550

Or Internet: www.PaOpen4Business.state.pa.us
Or: 1 (800) 362-2050

If employing one or more people.

Contact: Private Insurance Carrier
Or State Workmen’s Insurance Fund (SWIF) (717) 963-4635
Or Participate in a group self-insurance fund approved by the PA Department of
Labor & Industry (717) 783-4476

Contact: Department of State Corporation Bureau
P.O. Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722

(717) 787-1057

Or Internet: www.PaOpen4Business.state.pa.us

Before or after registering a fictitious name, you will be required to place an advertisement in two newspaper; i.e., one of general circulation in the county in which your business will be located as well as one in a legal paper in that same county.

Local Publications:
Greene County Messenger: (724) 852-2251
Observer-Reporter: (724) 222-2200 or 1 (800) 222-6397

Legal Journal:
The Greene Reports: (724) 627-9118

Call with specific business-related questions at (800) 280-3801 or (717) 783 – 5700.

Sales Tax Questions
(Taxability of an item)
(717) 787 – 6229

Sales Tax Licensing
(717) 787 – 6229

Corporate Taxes
(Rate & Base Changes)
(717) 783 – 6035

Fictitious Name Search
(717) 787 – 1057

Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs
(717) 787 – 8503

Dept of Ag – Food & Sanitation Inspector
(Greene, Washington & Fayette Counties)
(724) 443-1585

Revised 05/24/2010 VMI

Sales Tax Questions
(On a Sales Tax Account)
(717) 782 – 8839

Employer Registration
(717) 783- 8839

Corporation Bureau
(717) 787 – 1057

Office Licensing Board
(717) 787 – 8503

Charitable Organization Outreach
(717) 783 – 1720

Aleppo Twp. Office
(724)428-5147

Carmichaels Boro. Office
(724)966-5506
$52 Annual Business License

Center Twp. Office
(724)499-5487

Clarksville Boro. Office
(724)377-0155

Cumberland Twp. Zoning Office
(724)966-8980

Dunkard Twp. Office
(724)839-7273

Franklin Twp. Zoning Office
(724)627-5473
Zoning Approval

Freeport Twp. Office
(724)451-8390

Gilmore Twp. Office
(724)447-2005

Gray Twp. Office
(724)428-9878

Greene Twp Office
(724)966-5765

Greensboro Boro. Office
(724)943-3612

Jackson Twp. Office
(724)499-5713

Jefferson Boro. Zoning Office
(724)883-2774
Junk Yard License

Jefferson Twp. Zoning Office
(724)322-2166
Zoning Permit

Monongahela Twp. Office
(724)943-3935

Morgan Twp. Office
(724)883-2150

Morris Twp. Zoning Office
(724)428-4204
Zoning Approval

Perry Twp. Office
(724)324-2861

Rices Landing Boro. Office
(724)592-6055

Richhill Twp. Office
(724)428-4465

Spring Hill Twp. Office
(724)447-2455

Washington Twp. Office
(724)627-6471

Wayne Twp. Office
(724)435-7316

Waynesburg Boro. Office
(724)627-8111
$127 Business Privilege Permit
Zoning Permit

Whiteley Twp. Office
(724)852-2168

For additional information you can contact:

Zach Patton

Management Consultant

University of Pittsburgh Small Business Development

(724) 627-9054

zpatton@innovation.pitt.edu