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Business License Services

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Business License Services
Move fast as you grow

Companies entering new regions or adding lines of business need to add licenses quickly. KPMG is fluent in local regulations, taxes, and permitting requirements.

Make compliance less complex

KPMG applies decades of experience, advanced technology, and local contacts to make business licensing less complex and more compliant.

Business License Services

To comply with state and local tax laws, businesses need up-to-date licenses and permits. But filing forms, submitting information, and meeting deadlines can be time-consuming and confusing, especially for companies that are adding locations or new products and services.

KPMG Business License Services are tailored to meet the specific needs of each client—from companies doing business in multiple states and municipalities to smaller local organizations. And while we use our knowledge and technology to meet complex localized regulations, you’re in control, with continuous access to forms and paperwork delivered by an online workflow system. 

Our services include:

  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of calendars and inventory for all licenses
  • Preparation and filing of licenses, permits, and related documents
  • Maintenance of license renewals and documentation in secure electronic files
  • State and local registrations and business license applications
  • Tax registration and filing
  • Design, delivery, and maintenance of progress reports and updates
  • Contacting local jurisdictions for account numbers and information
  • Consulting and research services for companies adding new locations and businesses
  • Audit support and gap analysis of licensing issues


Experience and scale

In the last two decades, KPMG has assisted more than 100 clients across multiple industries. We handle more than 75,000 business license and permit types every year.


Tax and license support

KPMG helps make sure that applications and tax forms are prepared in advance and submitted on time. We also offer updates and reports throughout the licensing process.


Research and consulting

Companies adding new locations and business activities may need guidance on licensing. KPMG consulting services include local regulation research, gap analysis, and audit support.

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With more than two decades of dedicated business license experience and specialized knowledge of state and local regulations and tax laws, KPMG is here to help make licensing less complex and more compliant. Learn more about the full range of business license services available to clients.

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Why choose KPMG?

A dedicated team

A dedicated team

KPMG offers a national team focused entirely on business license issues.

Experience and knowledge

Experience and knowledge

KPMG draws on our decades of business license experience and in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of state and local requirements.

The right technology

The right technology

We can help you automate license applications, renewals, and tax registrations to save time and money. And our third-party workflow tools make it easier to stay current.

A tailored approach

A tailored approach

While KPMG brings a well-established, standardized approach to business licensing, we also address each client’s specific needs by adapting key processes and technologies.


Effective communication for compliance

When a major telecom provider needed help with licensing forms for retail locations across the country, KPMG developed a full business license calendar and a broader strategic plan to maintain compliance.

National companies meet local rules

Business license compliance requires national organizations to prioritize their local efforts, but with different requirements for each jurisdiction, many companies struggle to achieve full compliance and institute a proactive, ongoing effort.

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Meet our team

Our Business Licenses Tax service is led by Suzanne Caputo, who has more than 20 years of experience in business license compliance.

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Suzanne Caputo
Managing Director, Tax, KPMG US

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