For a DBA/Fictitious name - are there any regular filing needs?

Asked over 1 year ago - San Jose, CA

Hi,

I have an S Corp and I file legal requirements every year with SOS CA. I am good here.
NOW
If I sign up for a DBA (same S Corp) - will this entity have any separate annual filings needed for my county or state or federal government?

Thanks so much.

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  1. Pamela Koslyn

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    Answered . CA DBAs expire every 5 years and need to be renewed, but there are no annual filings.

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  2. Michael Charles Doland

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    Answered . The filing of a DBA creates no independent obligations other than renewal every 5 years.

    The above is general legal and business analysis. It is not "legal advice" but analysis, and different lawyers may... more
  3. Dana Howard Shultz

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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

    Please note that the fictitious business name is *not* a separate entity - it is an alternative way to refer to the existing corporate entity.

    This information does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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