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Nevada – DBA

DBA Filing in Nevada

Sole proprietorships are often required to be registered under the legal name of the owner. However, if one requires to use a name other than their own –fictitious name, some procedures have to be followed. In some cases, companies that need to use different names other than the ones appearing on the official incorporation papers have to file these names as well. Most of the procedures are almost similar in most states with only a few variations. In Nevada, registration of fictitious names is based at the county level and not at the state level. To file a Nevada DBA (Doing Business As), one is required to register the name with the county clerk. Often the form is a single page document that costs $20 in Nevada and is renewable after 5 years.

Importance of filing a DBA

A company stands out by its name. A good business is dependent on its ability to be uniquely recognized by its audience. It gives legitimacy to a name and can therefore be published and used to open a bank account for that particular business. Additionally, filing a DBA helps to establish liabilities for a proprietor or a company. Better still, filing a DBA does not have any impacts on your current tax obligations.

A DBA is cheap and easy to register and de-register with very little paperwork required.

What is required to file a Nevada DBA

Since registration is done at the county level, one has to visit individual county websites for the county within whish the business is located. Note that there are seventeen counties in Nevada and there’s no cross-referencing of records of this nature. Though information required may vary slightly, the crosscutting requirements include:

Choosing a name that depicts the actual business in the formal papers. The name should not be aimed at causing confusion for consumers. The types of information required here are the legal name of the filler, the fictitious name, the nature of business and the principal location from which the business will be operating.

A local name search is the first step in filing a DBA. This will help to establish if the chosen name is already in use by other entities. Renewal fees and requirements may also vary from county to county. Ensure to obtain this information from the specific county government involved.

 

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