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What is a DBA?

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We are selfemployed. Occassionally are customers write cheks out to our company name, but we only have a personal checking account. Recently on atrip to the bank i had a check written to our buissness, the teller told me that we may need to get a DBA. What is it and how do I get it? I understand it "means doing buisness as". Thank you. We are in Texas.



Fictitious business name

It does mean “doing business as.” What the teller probably meant is that you need to file a fictitious business name statement with the clerk of your county. The clerk will have the forms and instructions with the other requirements. After you have the statement, you could open a bank account in the name of the business.

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