DOES AN LLC OR CORPORATION NEED TO FILE A DBA?
Yes, the laws requiring DBA registration extend to LLCs and Corporations. If the company conducts business under any name other than the exact legal name that appears on the LLC’s or Corporation’s formation documents, they are required to register it as a DBA. “Conducting business” can include marketing materials, letterhead, business cards, etc. in addition to actual business transactions. Also, banks generally require a DBA registration prior to opening a business bank account or establishing a line of credit.