Once I apply, can I get a copy of my DBA online?

A DBA, or “doing business as,” is required for any business planning to use any other name than the legal name that was filed with the IRS. Typically, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, LLC’s, and non-profit organizations will apply for a DBA when starting their business, unless they are planning on using their last names as the name of their business. Every city, county, and state have their own set of rules when it comes to filing for a DBA, so it is recommended that you research what the rules are in your state before applying.

It is important to note, one will need an EIN to register their business with the IRS first by obtaining a Taxpayer Identification Number such as an EIN. Some business entities such as sole proprietors may use the sole proprietors social security number but that can expose one to identity theft.

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Obtaining a Copy

In most cases, proof of DBA must be obtained before you can start operating your business under a new name, so you may be wondering how to obtain a copy of your DBA. Copy requests can be made in person, in writing or by fax or email through the county clerk or state department, but typically these requests for copies or certificates take up to 7 business days.

Obtaining a copy or certificate of a DBA online is an easier approach. Although each state will have a different method, you can usually request a copy through your state’s website by searching for the entity. GovDocFiling simplifies the process of applying for a DBA by providing ‘Filing Experts’ that will work with you via email and provide easy to follow instructions on how to apply for a DBA and how to obtain a copy of your DBA online.

If you don’t yet have your DBA, click on the link below and have the representatives at Rocket Lawyer further assist you with your online DBA application.

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For more information about DBAs browse GovDocFiling’s online information for answers to questions you may have, such as, “What is a Business Partnership?” or “What is a DBA?”. Simplify the process of applying for a DBA by using GovDocFiling. We are available 24/7 to answer any questions you might have about applying for a DBA.