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Mississippi – DBA

File A Mississippi DBA

In Mississippi DBA is not necessary to have a fictitious name but it is better to register it. However, registration process does not give an exclusive right to the owner to use the same name in Mississippi or in any other place. Registration of fictitious name is a voluntary decision.

What is a purpose of registration?

  • By registering the name, a business can serve the notice to the competitor that the name is already in use.
  • In case there is any dispute regarding a trademark, a name registered will get an added weight.
  • Registration of a fictitious name is mandatory for seeking a loan and for opening a separate business account.
  • With the fictitious name, businesses prove their legitimacy to their clients and members who are party to their business agreements.
  • Businesses can also be protected from any kind of accusations of deception or fraud in their trade.

The fictitious name is valid for a period of five years and is renewable for indefinitely. To know more about the fictitious business act, open this file.

Process to Fill A DBA in Mississippi

The registration process starts with a search of a Government online database to find out if the name is not used by any other business. As per Mississippi rules, businesses will not be refused to use or reuse from earlier registered assumed business name or a registered trademark but for practical or business reasons it is best to choose a unique business name.

How to Fill Mississippi Form

For filling a Mississippi DBA, a businessman needs to visit the Office of the Secretary of State in Mississippi and know about the registration process. Visit the Office of the Secretary of State website to know the rules of filling, fees required and a form. The fees and the form are often changed from time to time, so it is very important to know and understand the current procedure and rules.

To file a DBA in Mississippi, the filer should give his name or address, the fictitious name that he wants to get registered, the location of the business entity, Mississippi business identification number. If a business is a foreign entity then furnish the complete address and the name of the country where the business is headquartered and get a copy of its certificate of authority.

Taxation policy will not be affected with the registration of a fictitious name.

If you do not file a fictitious name, you can run your business under your personal or the name of your partner.

References

http://www.sos.ms.gov/Policy-Research/Documents/1trade-names-summary.pd

http://www.businessmart.com/businesses-for-sale/mississippi/dba-filing-form-online.php

https://www.legalzoom.com/articles/file-a-dba-in-mississippi

https://www.sos.ms.gov/Policy-Research/Documents

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