Laws and Requirements


Business: The Business Gateway to Federal Resources

Developed and maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration, this is a one-stop portal to any kind of Federal form or information that a small business owner needs to access; the topics range from Federal government services (including training and financial assistance) to applicable laws and regulations.


Maintained by the U.S. Small Business Administration, this site provides legal and regulatory information for American small businesses, with links to state information.


The site provides detailed information on the business permit, license, and registration requirements from all levels of government; the information is specific to the type of business and its location in California.


The full text of the Federal law (Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003) related to e-mail solicitations.

Internal Revenue Service: Small Business/Self-Employed

This is a one-stop guide for employers to Federal and state tax and wage reporting requirements, with state-specific links. This site is also available in Spanish


NOLO is a do-it-yourself guide to everyday law, which includes a section devoted to the legal issues related to small businesses.

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