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New Hampshire – DBA

File A New Hampshire DBA

When an organization, company or individual wants to do business under a name different from the registered one, the state of New Hampshire requires them to file a DBA. A DBA, acronym for ‘doing business as’ can also be referred to as a fictitious name or a trade name. For instance, if ‘Bill’s Car Hire LLC’ wants to trade as ‘Bill Tours and Travel’ then the owner is required by law to file for a DBA.

Why you need a New Hampshire DBA

If you are a sole proprietor in New Hampshire, filing a DBA is of significant advantage. For instance, Bill’s online based business called ‘Global Advertising Solutions’ does not give away that the company is just him working from his garage.

As a business owner, filing a DBA is crucial because it gives you legal right to your business name and can sue anyone who uses it in their business. Also, it allows you to set up a bank account, advertise, receive payments, create contracts, and even getting a federal trademark with the trade name if desired.

Note that every five years you should renew your DBA registration. Failure to do that may result in losing the name to other applicants.

Rules for filing a New Hampshire DBA

Foremost, you must know that your DBA name should not make false claims e.g. (Bill’s National Department of Defense). Additionally, you cannot choose a name that is similar to a New Hampshire political party or governmental authority.

For tax considerations, you should know that filing a DBA does not affect your tax information.

Here is the information required when filing a DBA in New Hampshire;

· Your name, address, and signature

· DBA name

· Business’ address

· Nature of the business

· Date when the business first transacted

Steps in Filing for a New Hampshire DBA

1. Do a name search in the New Hampshire state database to establish whether your chosen trade name is available.

2. If there is no conflict with the name, you can proceed to obtain an application form. You can decide to fill out the registration form online or print it out and write legibly.

3. Send the completed form with accurate information to the Secretary of State’s office and don’t forget to attach the appropriate filing fee.

You will find the filing fee and the mailing address listed on the TN-1 form. After sending the application form, what is left is to await approval of your New Hampshire DBA.

For more information about filing a New Hampshire DBA, and where to get a registration form, visit ftp.zillionforms.com/2008/F123700362.PDF

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