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Do I need a Federal Tax ID (EIN) in order to register a DBA?


DBA (Doing Business As) Filing Service


By law, your business must be identified using either your Social Security Number or a Federal Tax ID (also known as an Employer Identification Number). Sole Proprietors can use their Social Security Numbers on all government forms and other official documents. However, to open business bank accounts, banks usually require them to obtain Federal Tax IDs. All other business organizations such as LLCs, Corporations, and Limited Partnerships generally must obtain a Federal Tax ID because the business is an entity separate from the owners. For more information on Federal Tax IDs, please click here.



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Where is my DBA filed? DBAs are generally filed with the state and/or county and/or city where you are going to conduct business under the DBA name. Some jurisdictions also require publication of an announcement of the DBA ...
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How long does it take to register a DBA? This varies for each jurisdiction. In some, we can have it completed for you in as little as one week, in others it can take up to 8 weeks. The average filing time is 2–4 weeks...
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Can a DBA registration be expedited? We do offer Expedited and Rush priority services if you'd like to obtain your prepared DBA filing documents quicker (within 2 business days or 1 business day, respectively). Our Rush priority service ...
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Do DBA filings expire? The state, county, and/or municipality where the DBA is filed determines the expiration date. Some are valid for several years, and some never expire. The appropriate agency will notify you at the ...
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