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Are any words prohibited in the business name I choose?


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There are restrictions on the words that your business name can contain. However, most of the restrictions are in place to ensure that your name does not mislead the general public or imply that the business is a different type of entity than it actually is. For example, you cannot make your LLC name "Acme Incorporated" because that implies that you are a Corporation. Likewise, your name cannot include "LLC" if you are a Corporation.



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Do I need to complete the formation filing before I can begin doing business as "LLC" or "Inc."? Yes. If you haven't successfully filed an LLC Formation or Incorporation, your business is not an LLC or Corporation so your business name cannot contain "LLC" or "Inc." Likewise, most banks will not ...
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Do I need a Federal Tax ID (EIN) before forming my LLC or incorporating? Typically, it is the other way around. You first form your LLC or Incorporate at the state level, then obtain your Federal Tax ID at the federal level, because the federal level sometimes validates ...
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