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Federal Tax ID Application

Also known as an Employer Identification Number (EIN).

Form SS-4 is the free application from the IRS.

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DBA Application

Operate your business under a more marketable company name.

DBA stands for
'Doing Business As.'

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LLC Application

Protect your personal assets from business liabilities.

LLCs are registered
at the state level.

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Why form an LLC or Incorporate?

Generally, if you do not file to form your business as a specific entity type, one is assigned to it by default. If there is only one owner, it is a Sole Proprietorship and if there are multiple owners, it is a General Partnership.

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What is a DBA?

DBA stands for "Doing Business As" and is an official, public registration of a business name with either the state or local jurisdiction.

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What is an EIN?

EIN stands for Employer Identification Number, which is another name for a Federal Tax ID or government tax ID.

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What is an S-Corporation?

Also known as an S-Corp, an S-Corporation is a business that has both incorporated and then additionally registered for S-Corporation status.

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What is an Entity Classification Election?

An Entity Classification Election is a filing submitted to the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to tell them how to tax your business entity.

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What if I or my spouse have also changed our names due to marriage, divorce, etc.?
Why else should I file a DBA?
Do I need to complete the formation filing before I can begin doing business as "LLC" or "Inc."?
Do I need to incorporate before filing my election?
Simply enter the prior name(s) where asked for on the application. Also, remember that you must ...
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Aside from the importance of legal compliance, another important reason to register a DBA is ...
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Yes. If you haven't successfully filed an LLC Formation or Incorporation, your business is not an ...
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