Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Why do I have to publish my DBA in a newspaper?
A: Think of it as an antiquated anti-fraud device. If you were actually trying to cheat someone by using another name (such as "Mark Zuckerberg" when your name is really Ralph); you certainly wouldn't post it in the newspaper for all to see, would you?
2. Do you offer any services other than DBAs?
Yes, we also help people file corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), trademarks, Statements of Abandonment, and Statements of Withdrawl from Partnership.
3. Why do I have to get my DBA notarized?
Effective January 1, 2015, pursuant to Senate Bill 1467, the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office requires a Notarized Affidavit of Identity form to accompany all Fictitious Business Name Statements (Original, Refile and New).
4. Why don't you publish my DBA online?
Because the current statutes don't require us to put your DBA online, and because many people object to putting their addresses on the internet.
5. Will you file a Proof of Publication for me?
Yes. After we publish your DBA once a week for 4 weeks, we will file a Proof of Publication with the LA County Recorder, in full compliance with Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code Section 17913, 17917.
6. Can you get me a tax ID number for my business?
Yes we can, upon request. You can also do it yourself at www.irs.gov