OPENING YOUR BUSINESS AT HOME

Starting a business out of your home can be a great way to reduce initial overhead costs. However, there are a number of rules home-based businesses may need to follow to ensure that the business does not negatively impact its neighbors.   Before considering operating a business in your home, we recommend that you review the previous section on business plan development, financial resources, and technical resources.

REGISTERING WITH THE STATE OF ILLINOIS

If you conduct business in Illinois or with Illinois customers, you must register with the Illinois Department of Revenue. This includes sole proprietors, exempt organizations, and government agencies withholding for Illinois employees. All businesses that sell goods and collect sales tax must obtain an Illinois Business Tax Identification Number. That number must be tied to a physical location within the Village of Woodridge. Businesses with multiple locations may share the same IBT number, but each must have a unique location assigned. Businesses operating temporarily within the Village (e.g.,fairs, trade shows, and farmers markets) must also have an IBT number indicating that the sale took place within the borders of the Village. 

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Questions?  Contact

Village Planner Jason Zawila in the

Community Development Department at

630-719-4750 or jzawila@vil.woodridge.il.us