Where do I file a DBA (Doing Business As)? FAQ Top A: A DBA is called a Trade Name Report and is filed with the Oklahoma Secretary of State, 405-521-3911.
Q: Do I need an Employer Identification Number (EIN), also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number? FAQ Top A: In short, the answer is yes. That number is a unique number used to identify your business. You’ll need it when registering your business with state or federal agencies. You must have an EIN if you sell goods and/or have employees. Occasionally, some sole proprietors choose to use their social security number (SSN) in lieu of an EIN; however, in today’s world where identify theft is a very real threat, it’s a safer bet to protect your SSN and use an EIN, even if you’re a sole proprietor. Follow these simple steps to receive your FEIN fast: 1. Apply online by visiting the IRS site at www.irs.gov, or 2. Call and apply by phone. Call the IRS at 800-829-4933. 3. The IRS will only issue an EIN over the phone or online to those duly qualified as listed above. 4. Write the number you are issued and keep it in a safe place. 5.