Framing contractors have a great responsibility to make sure homes and commercial buildings are sound and built to code. It’s not an easy job and framers need a team that works together to complete a structure.
Most contractors will have an accountant or business registration specialist along with a payroll service help complete these steps but it’s good to be informed and know the process. Below are seven steps to get the paperwork in place to start your framing or carpentry business in Utah:
1) For Framers and Carpenters seeking a license under the Utah S220 Carpentry Contractor class you will need to complete a 25-hour course. There are several options in Utah, here are a few:
Utah Home Builders Association:
Utah Home Builders Association Continuing Education and Contractor Pre-License Classes (enrollware.com)
Associated Builders and Contractors of Utah: 25 Hour Pre Licensing Course – ABC of Utah – Associated Builders & Contractors of Utah (abcutah.org)
Associated General Contractors of Utah: Pre-Licensure Training – Associated General Contractors of Utah, UTAH (agc-utah.org)
2) Obtain a general liability certificate (from Anderson Insurance Group) with DOPL – Department of Professional Licensing of Utah listed as a certificate holder. DOPL, 160 E 300 S, P.O. Box 146741, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114.
3) Obtain a Federal EIN. The EIN number will identify your company and will also used by your accountant to file tax returns. Apply for EIN at: https://www.irs.gov.
4) If you have employees, you will need obtain workers compensation insurance and submit a COI – certificate of insurance with DOPL as certificate holder. Anderson Insurance Group can provide workers compensation insurance as well.
5) Obtain a tax withholding registration from the Utah State Tax Commission: Withholding Taxes (utah.gov)
6) Register with the Department of Workforce Services for an Unemployment Insurance account: Utah Unemployment Insurance and New Hire Reporting
7) Complete and submit the contractor application form: Employment application (utah.gov)
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Anderson Insurance Group and speak to an experienced agent about the general liability and workers compensation process. We are here to help you succeed and protect your business.