National & State

Resource

Information Available

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section
Washington, D.C. 20530 (800) 514-0301

www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/business.htm

The DOJ administers the ADA. The web site offers a business connection section where you can find out how the ADA applies to your business.


U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR ESA WAGE & HOUR DIVISION
1701 E. Lamar Blvd. Ste. 270
Box 22 Arlington, TX 76006-7303
817) 861-2150

www.dol.gov/whd/

Information on the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act, family & medical leave, migrant workers, overtime, child labor, and the minimum wage.


OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (OSHA)
525 Griffin Street, Room 602
Dallas, Texas 75202
(214) 767-4731

www.osha.gov/dcsp/smallbusiness/index.html

At the OSHA we site you can find out how to establish safety and health programs and fix hazards in order to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.


TEXAS STATE COMPTROLLER
7120 I-40 Suite 220 (Park West Office Center
Building A) Amarillo, TX 79106
Local (806) 358-0148 Austin 1-800-252-5555

www.window.state.tx.us/

Online Application for Texas Sales Tax Permit

Sales Tax on the Internet

Tax Info (general) for the State of Texas

Complete List of Sales Tax Information

Tax Topics

Taxable Services

Information regarding Texas taxes including franchise tax; online tax forms and sales tax permits applications; beer, tobacco, wine permits; population and economic data for the Texas Economy


TEXAS SECRETARY OF STATE
Corporations Section P.O. Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-5555

www.sos.state.tx.us/corp/index.shtml

State filing forms (corporations, LLCs, etc.)

Information regarding the state requirements for the various business structures; assumed certificate for corporation, LP, LLC, and LLP; Public Information Dept. will investigate name availability; trademark and franchise tax information


TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
P.O. Box 14904
Austin, TX 78714-9104
(800) 252-3439

www.tdi.state.tx.us

Information on small business insurance; workers compensation insurance information


TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
3918 Canyon Dr.
Amarillo, TX 79109-4933
(806) 353-9251

www.tceq.state.tx.us/

Provides confidential technical assistance on air, water, waste, and pollution prevention issues without the threat of enforcement


TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATION
P.O. Box 12157
Austin, TX 78711
(800) 803-9202

www.license.state.tx.us/ OR

www.texasonline.com/category.jsp?language=eng&categoryId=9

Information on Texas laws for employee safety; information on business regulations, licenses inspections, complaints, and penalties.


TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION
2505 Lakeview Dr, Ste 300 (across from Calico County)
Amarillo, TX 79109
(806) 358-7481

www.twc.state.tx.us/ OR

Payroll I.D. number, reporting forms (state unemployment tax, state unemployment compensation fund, tax on corporations). They also offer a comprehensive, downloadable book on labor law in Texas.


TEXAS WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION
7112 IH-40 West, Bldg D.
Amarillo, TX 79106-2503
(806) 351-1222

www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/indexwc.html

Information concerning Workmen’s Compensation Insurance


TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF ASSISTIVE and REHABILITATIVE SERVICES
7120 H-40 West, #100
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 353-9568

Financial assistance for training & specialized equipment for blind or vision impaired workers.


TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION
3131 Bell, Suite 106
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 353-1286

www.tabc.state.tx.us

Licenses for liquor stores, lounges; sale, transportation or storage of liquor


TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
2800 Civic Circle
Amarillo, TX 79116
(806) 359-4972

Childcare licenses and registration for those who care for unrelated children in their home


U.S. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION
207 S. Houston Street, 3rd Floor
Dallas, Texas 75202
(800) 669-4000

www.eeoc.gov/

On the EEOC web site, you can find out if and how the EEOC rules and regulations apply to your business.

Patents, Trademarks, & Copyright

Resource

Information Available

U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Crystal Plaza 3 Room 2C02
P.O. Box 1450
Alexandria, VA 22313-1450
(800) 786-9199

www.uspto.gov

Information on applying for patents and trademarks; web site offers free patent and trademark search engine.


U.S. COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Library of Congress Copyright Office
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
(202) 707-3000

www.loc.gov/copyright

Information on claiming a copyright. Search copyright records.

Resource

Information Available

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
7201 West I-40 (Behind Outback Steakhouse)
Amarillo, TX 79106
(806) 359-2160
Hours: M-F 8:30 to 4:30

www.irs.gov/businesses/small/index.html

EIN Application (Employer Identification Number)
or 800-829-4933

Local office for walk-in tax assistance. IRS Publications are available. Representatives will answer your federal tax questions or direct you to the proper IRS contact.


TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION (TWC) TAX OFFICE
2505 Lakeview, Suite 300, 79109-1523
806-358-7481
Employers Hotline is 1-800-832-9394.

www.twc.state.tx.us/customers/bemp/bempsub3.html

Local TWC tax office. Contact this office for Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA) tax only. Blank forms available. Will answer questions regarding employer responsibilities.


TEXAS COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
Park West Office Centre Building A, Ste. 220
7120 IH-40 West
Amarillo TX 79106-2519
(806) 358-0148
The main help line in Austin is 1-800-252-5555

www.window.state.tx.us/m23taxes.html

Local office for the State Comptroller. Contact this office for Information about local sales and use tax and the Texas Franchise Tax.

Walk-in hours are 8AM – 5PM.

Federal and State Transportation & Traffic Courts (Federal and State)

Resource

Information Available

FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY ADMINISTRATION
400 7th Street, S.W
Washington, D.C. 20590
(202) 366-2519

www.fmcsa.dot.gov/

Federal regulations regarding commercial vehicle safety; information regarding transporting material to and from Mexico.


TX DOT MOTOR CARRIER DIVISION
125 East 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701-2483
(512) 465-3500

http://www.txdmv.gov/motor-carriers

Same as Federal regulations for state regulations.

Veterans

Resource

Information Available

VETERANS BUSINESS OUTREACH CENTER
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX 78541-2999
(956) 292-7535

The VBOC provides free counseling (in person or online) to new and existing businesses. VBOC couples service-disabled veterans with SBA sponsored technical and managerial assistance.

Small Business Administration & Panhandle Regional Planning Commission

Resource

Information Available

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION LUBBOCK DISTRICT OFFICE
1205 Texas Ave, Room 408
Lubbock, TX 79401-2693
(806) 472-7462

https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/tx/lubbock

Local SBA office that serves West Texas. Information about SBA loan guarantee programs, other services, and local resources.


U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
409 Third St, SW
Washington, DC 20416
1-800-U-ASK-SBA

www.sba.gov

Washington DC telephone answer desk; information on SBA programs and services; general information regarding small businesses and the SBA.


PANHANDLE REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION (PRPC)
415 West 8th Avenue
P.O. Box 9257
Amarillo, TX 79105
(806) 372-3381

www.prpc.cog.tx.us

Administers the following programs: Work Force Development Funds, Amarillo MSA MicroLoans, Rural MicroLoans.

Small Business Assistance

Resource

Information Available

SBDC NATIONAL INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE
145 Duncan Dr. Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas 78226
1-800-689-1912

www.sbdcnet.org

Serves as a resource providing timely, relevant research, web-based information, and training to SBDC counselors and their small business clients


DOT OFFICE OF SMALL & DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS UTILIZATION
400 7th Street, S.W. Room 9414
Washington, DC 20590
(800) 532-1169 or (202) 366-1930

http://osdbu.dot.gov/

Washington DC telephone answer desk; information on SBA programs and services; general information regarding small businesses and the SBA.


TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Office of the Governor
Economic Development & Tourism
P.O. Box 12428
Austin, Texas 78711
Information and Referral: 1-800-843-5789
Citizen’s Opinion Hotline: 1-800-252-9600
Phone: (512) 463-2000, Fax: (512) 463-1849

www.governor.state.tx.us/ecodev


TEXAS STATE BAR LAWYER REFERRAL INFORMATION SERVICE
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, TX 78711
1-800-252-9690

https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Referral_Service_LRIS_

Refers clients to local attorneys who specialize in an area of law relating to the client’s specific need; initial counseling is provided at a reduced fee.

Loans, Loan Guarantees, and Grants

Resource

Information Available

ACCION TEXAS
2014 S. Hackberry
San Antonio, TX 78210
(210) 226-3664

https://us.accion.org

Approved SBA micro-loan participant; The mission of ACCION Texas is to provide credit to small businesses that do not have access to loans from commercial sources.