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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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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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Can anyone else use my DBA name after I register it? When a DBA name is registered it usually does not a reserve the name against future use by another business. The registration of a DBA name is simply for required public notice and financial purposes ...
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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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