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How to file a DBA in Washington State

A common question that many businesses have is how to file a DBA in Washington State. This post provides some information about DBAs and a step-by-step guide to file a DBA in Washington State

What is DBA?

A business may operate under different names for various reasons. This is known as “doing business as,” “DBA,” or a “fictitious name.”

A DBA is a name that a business operates under different than the legal name for the business. For example, a business might register with the state to form a corporation under one name but release products or services under a different name. Since the state has an interest in monitoring the names under which a business operates, setting up a DBA often requires registering with the state.

How to File a DBA in Washington State

Step-by-Step Guide: DBAs in Washington State

The Washington State Department of Revenue

While business formations are carried out with the Washington Secretary of State, setting up a DBA in Washington State is done through the Department of Revenue. You will use your Secure Access Washington (SAW) credentials to log in.

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