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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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What are the publication requirements? Like all filing requirements, publication requirements vary by the jurisdiction in which the DBA registration is filed. Some jurisdictions require that the DBA filing is announced in specific ...
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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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What steps are involved in registering a DBA? While the steps involved in registering a DBA vary for each individual filing, the main steps are usually as follows:• Complete and submit the DBA Registration Application on this site.• We review ...
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Do I need a Federal Tax ID (EIN) in order to register a DBA? 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 ...
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