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DBA: Doing Business As Definition

December 4, 2014

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Term Definition
DBA stands for ‘doing business as.’

Extended Definition
Refers to the publically presented trade name that is different from the business owner’s personal name, business partners’ names, or the corporation’s or LLC’s registered name. Companies are registered with the Internal Revenue Service either using their legal or DBA name. When filing most government forms, employers can either use the legal or the DBA name of the company.

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