PA Open For Business Help

Email


To receive assistance from the PA Open for Business Project Team, Link to eAssistance Request Form, or email an inquiry to paoforb@pa.gov. A PA Open for Business team member will review your email during normal business hours and respond as soon as possible. This address may also be used to provide comments about the website. (Please note: This account is not monitored 24/7, therefore, you may not get an immediate response. If you need specific assistance, you can always contact one of the agencies involved in PA Open for Business using the numbers referenced below.)

Business Assistance via telephone


To receive help via telephone, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (excluding holidays), use the numbers listed below.
 
Registrations for Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation (UC) tax purposes, including requests for or about UC tax account numbers; UC quarterly tax reporting forms; UC contribution tax rate; UC tax power of attorney; and UC tax coverage or exemption of employment wages and payments, and transfers of experience from predecessors to successors, including how to apply for a transfer of a predecessor's experience rating record and reserve account balance.
717-787-7679
 
Requirements of insurance Workers' Compensation liability (when duty to insure is incurred; how to obtain exception or exemption to the requirement, forms, and questions pertaining thereto; how to get workers' compensation coverage).
717-787-3567
 
Employer Withholding Tax, Promoter License, State and local Sales, Use, and Hotel Occupancy Tax, Transient Vendor Certificates, and Use Tax.
717-787-1064
 
Registering Fictitious Names, Domestic and Foreign Profit and Nonprofit Corporations, Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and Limited Liability Partnerships.
717-787-1057
 
In addition, the Center for Entrepreneurial Assistance in the PA Department of Community and Economic Development has trained consultants available to help entrepreneurs in all stages of business development. Staff members provide information concerning business license and permits, public financing programs, business planning, government marketing, certification procedures, and many other related business issues.

Department of Community and Economic Development
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225
Phone: 717-783-5700.
E-mail: ra-dcedcea@pa.gov

Additional Assistance via telephone


For technical assistance via telephone, contact the Pennsylvania Open for Business Team using the telephone numbers listed below.
 
If you are having difficulties logging into the Online Business Registration Interview (OBRI): 717-772-2708.
 
Sending in a signature page for fictitious names, corporations, limited liability companies, etc.: 717-772-2708.
 
Obtaining information on Unemployment or Workers' Compensation Insurance: 717-772-1580. 
  
Credit card transactions within the OBRI, Department of State registration questions concerning Fictitious Names, Corporations, LLCs, Partnerships, etc.: 717-772-2708.
 
Enterprise Registration Form (PA-100), online or paper version:  717-787-1064.
 
You may send an eAssistance Request Form for assistance (Please note: This account is not monitored 24/7, therefore, you may not get an immediate response. If you need specific assistance, you can always contact one of the agencies involved in PA Open for Business using the numbers referenced above.)

eAssistance Request Form