|On Wednesday, November 6, 2019 7:38:00 PM there was a question about 34238 . The Merchandise Retail business category and Optical Boutique type, has 0 employees and located in Sarasota Manatee County , FL 34238 and it desires more business prestige for it market presence as . deDARLENE TOMASIELLOtch EYE STYLECo This name as well as any other name is an assumed business name and it must be recorded as a DBA Doing Business As name which also requires a fee to be recorded. Just recording an assumed business name does nothing to keep the name exclusive nor does it avoid personal liability for the business owners. Only setting up a limited liability company (DBA) will protect the name at the state level and also protect the owners of personal liability. It is perhaps a better choice to just incorporate for the same or a little higher fee because you will also have corporate protection for the business name and personal vs business liabilities. E.g. if your business has debts the lender can sue you personally to obtain a judgment vs your personal assets as opposed in the case you were a DBA where the lender could only sue the DBA directly and if the limited liability company (DBA) had no assets the lender could get nothing. A limited liability company (DBA) affords more prestige and it helps you obtain business loans. .|
Q: Can I apply by phone and set up a limited liability company (DBA)?.
A: You can apply by phone but the best way is to just fill out our online limited liability company (DBA) form.
Q: I already have a tax ID as a sole proprietor can I use it for the DBA I am forming now?
A: Forming a new type of entity of a business constitutes "change of status" for that business and that requires you to get new DBAs and tax IDs under your name.
Q: What if I an an out of state business? Do I still need to register and obtain a limited liability company (DBA)?
A: Unless you have a location in the state you sell it is not required to form an DBA there.
Q: If I order a limited liability company (DBA) online how long will it take before I receive it?
A: Normally we will have to wait for a corporate certificate if you are a DBA othewise we normally obtain it on the same day you order it.
Q: Do I also need an DBA state tax ID number?
A: Yes if you are an employer or you sell taxable items you may need a state EIN as well as a state sales tax ID.
Q: What is a DUNS Number?
A: Dun & Bradstreet is a business credit rating company and they use your info to inform lenders about how credit worthy you are.
Q: Do I need to use a tax ID if I am a sole member DBA?
A: If you are a sole proprietor and you are not an employer you can use your Social Security number. Only partnerships DBAs employers and DBAs need to get a federal tax ID number. Checklist: Starting a(n) Business DBAs, Tax Ids form DBA, InDBA, Partnership or Sole Proprietorship
All Optical Boutique Businesses, (Home, eBay, Online, included) Need a Sarasota Business Tax Registration DBA
All Optical Boutique Businesses that use a trade business name, need & a Manatee County Assumed Business Name Registration
Retailers / Wholesalers, Need a FL Sales Tax ID Number (A.K.A state id, wholesale, resale, reseller certificate).
Employers Need a Federal Tax Id Number and a(n) FL State Employer Tax ID Number
Instead of filing a fictitious business name in DBA, Get Incorporated in FL or create a FL DBA