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Certificate of Good Standing

Articles of Dissolution

In most states, if a business is making any changes to an existing corporation or LLC the state will require an Amendment to be filed. Amendments are official notifications to the state of changes within the organization of your company.

An Amendment needs to be filed for any and all changes to your Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization such as:

  • Changes to the Company Name

  • Changes to the Registered Agent Information

  • Company Business Address

  • Director or Member Information

  • Number of Authorized Shares

  • Business Activities of the company

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A DBA lets the public know the true owner of a business. The DBA designation was created as a form of consumer protection, to prevent unscrupulous business owners from operating under a different name to avoid legal trouble.

A company can have multiple DBAs. An example of using multiple DBAs is when a company wants to market locally under a distinct brand identity. The company name is generic, and then, each distinct identity brand is filed as a DBA. 

Requirements to file a DBA

  • Requirements for filing a DBA vary from state to state, and county to county

  • Filing fees vary from a one-time fee to annual renewals

  • DBAs should be filed before transacting business under the ficticous name

  • Businesses may not use any terms, such as "Inc.", "LLC", etc., that imply a DBA is a registered business entity

  • A DBA application can be denied if the name requested is the same as or confusingly similar to the name of another business; particularly if it will operate in the same locale, compete for the same customer base, or is protected by a trademark registered by another company

Next Steps

If you are ready to file for a DBA, Kelly Mattarocci, CPA is here to help you with all your business registration and compliance filings. 

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