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When you hire employees, you are responsible for complying with city, county, state and federal requirements.

City of Blue Springs
Employers are required to report the current number of employees during the annual Business License renewal process. Business Licenses are good for one year and expire on the last day of February of each year. Businesses are notified by mail in January to apply for a business license
renewal.

In addition to a current business and liquor license, employees that sell liquor are required to obtain a Liquor ID Card through the Blue Springs Police Department.

Jackson County, Missouri
The Jackson County Assessment Department will issue annual Business Personal Property Tax assessments.  Businesses will need to pay this tax assessment to renew your Blue Spring Business License.

As your business grows, you will need to make sure that your new staff will need to go through the appropriate training and permits for food handlers. The County offers online training and permitting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through StateFoodSafety.com.

State of Missouri
The Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations serves as a one-stop for employers in the State of Missouri.  This includes outlining your responsibilities as an employer.

Federal Government
Social Security or Self Employment Tax Withholding must be withheld from employee’s wages or paid by the employee (if self-employed) and remitted to the federal government on a regular basis.   More information can be found on the Internal Revenue Services Web site.

Promote your business through business associations and community service
The success of your business goes hand in hand with the success of the community you serve. Your time and efforts to develop strong business alliances and serve in the community will help you achieve your goals.

There are hundreds of business associations and community service programs here in Blue Springs and in the Kansas City metro area that you may choose to support, and each may
serve your needs in a unique manner.  To see a list, click here.

City of Blue Springs
903 West Main Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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