50-State Guide to Forming a Partnership

Everything you need to know to form a partnership in any state.



You don't have to file any paperwork to establish a partnership -- you can create a partnership simply by agreeing to go into business with another person. However, there are certain steps you need to take to properly run a business as a partnership.

To find out what is required to form a partnership in your state, choose your state from the list below. You will find information on how to choose and register your business name, enter into a partnership agreement, obtain licenses, permits, and zoning clearances, and obtain your Employer Identification number.

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