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Rhode Island – DBA

File a Rhode Island DBA

Any business that wants to operate with a new trade name (fictitious name) in Rhode Island can file a DBA. Although it is not mandatory to file a DBA in Rhode Island, it is highly beneficial in the sense that the DBA would save a business from any potential implication regarding the ability to maintain a standing in the court of Rhode Island. This is primarily because the contracts entered by the company using their fictitious name are not enforceable in the court until a proper trade name has been registered. This, however, does not imply that these contracts will not be enforceable anywhere else. However, considering the low cost and high benefits associated with a filing, it is highly recommended to file a DBA before entering new contracts using a fictitious trade name. File a Rohde island DBA to reduce risks in business simplify the process of customer and business transactions.

Advantages of filing a Rhode Island DBA

  • The DBA in Rhode Island is inexpensive.
  • It helps in reducing the risks associated with entering new business contracts.
  • Very less paperwork is needed to file the DBA.
  • DBA in Rhode Island can be particularly beneficial in opening a new bank account.
  • Both customer and business transactions are simplified when a DBA is filed.

How to set up a DBA in Rhode Island?

In order to set up a DBA in Rhode Island, one has to first look up the state business name directory to know whether their chosen name has been already registered. Businesses should avoid names that are similar to a name in the state business name directory. They should also avoid those names which appear to be fraudulent or deceptive. It is recommended to all corporations about not posing as government agencies or any entity that they do not belong to.

DBA forms in Rhode Island

For filing a DBA, interested parties can directly visit the website of the Secretary of State. They will find more information and a detailed insight in the website.

Filing and registering for a DBA in Rhode Island

Individuals willing to file a DBA should provide the proposed fictitious name (trade name of their business/entity) that they want to be registered. They should also file the current name, current address and contact information of the applicant’s business/corporation. It should also be authorized by the officer of the concerned entity.

Tax changes

Registering a company’s trade name by filing a DBA will not change the way your company is currently taxed.

 

 

 

Website- http://sos.ri.gov/documents/business/forms/624.pdf

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