What is a Certificate of Registration or a License and what does it do for my business?

A Certificate of Registration or a License is your authorization that indicates you are registered or licensed to legally perform the activity listed on the certificate within the state of Illinois. It is determined by statute which tax types receive a Certificate of Registration and which receive a License. Examples include making sales, renting automobiles, renting hotel rooms, and operating charitable games, among other activities subject to additional taxes and fees. You must display the Certificate of Registration or License in the place of business for which it was issued and where it can be easily viewed by the public.

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