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Do I need to register a DBA before I can begin doing business with it?


DBA (Doing Business As) Filing Service


In most cases, state and local jurisdictions require a DBA to be filed prior to transacting business with it. But in some jurisdictions, a DBA filing is required within a specific period of time of the initial date of use (often within 30 - 60 days).

Another consideration is that without a registered DBA, a business can usually not open a bank account in that name.



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