Online Business Registration Format Selection

The Pennsylvania Open for Business Online Business Registration Interview (OBRI) is a business registration tool and is not intended as a replacement for professional consultation with qualified practitioners.  The laws and regulations governing business start-up, practice, and expansion are varied and compliance with such standards depends upon the particular circumstances of a business. 

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If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

Questions related to business structure, fictitious name registration, etc. can be directed to the PA Department of State Customer Service at: #717-787-1057.

Tax-related questions can be directed to the PA Department of Revenue Taxpayer Service and Information Center at: #717-787-1064.

If you need additional help regarding starting or expanding your business, please contact the PA Department of Community & Economic Development’s Center for Entrepreneurial Assistance at #800-280-3801.

The online business registration process can be completed using the OBRI or the Online PA-100.  Choose a format below


Online Business Registration Interview (OBRI)

The OBRI is a step-by-step wizard that guides users through the process of registering an enterprise with the Departments of Labor & Industry, Revenue, and State.  It is designed for:

  • Users who are unfamiliar with Pennsylvania taxes, services, and business registration requirements.
  • Enterprises that have not registered their Limited Liability Company, Corporation, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership, or Fictitious Name with the Department of State.

Note: If you already have a Sales, Use, and/or Employer Withholding tax account, and are attempting to register to file and pay business taxes electronically via the internet, please visit our etides homepage. If you already have an Unemployment Compensation tax account, and are attempting to register to file and pay UC taxes electronically via the internet, please visit our UCMS homepage.

obri     Click here to proceed to the OBRI 


Online PA-100

The Online PA-100 is an online fill-in form, and allows users to register an enterprise with the Departments of Labor & Industry and Revenue, but DOES NOT register the enterprise with the Department of State.  It is designed for:

  • Users who are familiar with the PA-100 process and know the taxes and services for which they need to register

Note: If you already have a Sales, Use, and/or Employer Withholding tax account, and are attempting to register to file and pay business taxes electronically via the internet, please visit our etides homepage. If you already have an Unemployment Compensation tax account, and are attempting to register to file and pay UC taxes electronically via the internet, please visit the Department of Labor & Industry’s UCMS homepage.

PA Online   Click here to proceed to the Online PA-100