I want to open a Pawn broker business in marietta ga. what steps are necessary. I will rent the bldg.
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Have you thought about what type of business entity you would like to use? An LLC? Other?
Are there any other owners or investors? Do you plan on having employees?
Do you have start up capital?
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My name is Bennie. I would like to use a LLC. I would be the owner with my wife and yes I am expecting to have 3 to 4 employees. Maybe 2 in the beginning. I do have the start up capital but I may ask the bank for an amount of money and keep my liquid cash. I hope this clarifies some things
To do business in the state of Georgia, you must apply for state and federal tax identification numbers. You obtain a federal tax identification number from the Internal Revenue Service. State tax identification numbers and sales tax ID numbers are issued by the Georgia Department of Revenue.
Georgia law requires all LLC owners to register their businesses with the Secretary of State's Office. You must apply for a business tax certificate from the municipality in which you plan to operate. A separate pawnshop license must also be filed with the sheriff's office or police department that covers the area in which the shop is located. You must submit to a criminal background check and provide a surety bond to obtain a pawnbroker's license. If a customer repays their loan but you fail to return their pledged property, they can file a claim against the bond. The amount of surety required varies according to the city or county in which you obtain your pawnshop license. If you plan to buy or sell firearms, you also need a Federal Firearms License from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
If you plan to hire employees to work in your pawnshop, you must register for unemployment insurance and workers' compensation benefits. Applications for unemployment insurance tax are filed with the Georgia Department of Labor. The amount of unemployment taxes is determined by the total amount of your payroll each fiscal quarter. The state Board of Workers' Compensation requires Georgia business to provide adequate coverage for employees. You may obtain coverage by contacting an agency licensed to sell workers' compensation insurance in the state. Failure to provide adequate workers' compensation insurance for employees can result in up to a $10,000 fine and/or imprisonment.
At some point, you will most likley want to get insurance with personal injury and property damage coverage.
There are also some restriction on advertising addressed in the following link by the GA code.
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