Managing a New York DBA
Filing a DBA in New York means that now you can conduct your business in the state using the DBA or assumed name. Every state has its own DBA rules and regulations, especially those related to the renewal of DBA, changing, and canceling a DBA. If you have applied for an assumed name certificate in New York then let’s look at the processes applicable in the future.
How to renew NYS DBA?
Unlike in some of the other states in the USA, once you apply for a New York DBA online, the process ends there. This simply means that you are not required to renew the fictitious name anymore. This trade name will belong to you until you change or cancel the DBA or you close the business.
How to change a NY State DBA?
After filing a DBA in New York, you will be able to conduct under the said name. Now, if in the near future, you want to change or alter the fictitious name then, are there any ways you can do it? Yes, it is possible. You will be required to file a Certificate of Amendment for the assumed name certificate in New York. The filing of the Certificate of Amendment is governed by Section 130 of NY General Business Law. There will be a filing fee of $25 for this amendment and you can even expedite this process by paying an additional fee.
How to cancel NYS DBA?
Once you get a DBA in New York, is there any way to cancel the assumed name? There could be a plethora of reasons why a business or a business owner would want to dissolve or cancel their fictitious or trade name. If at any given point in time, you want to withdraw your DBA then it is definitely possible. There is a process for the same and it will require you to submit a Certificate of Discontinuance of Assumed Name. You will have to submit this certificate with the New York Department of State, Division of corporations along with a $25 filing fee. If your filing a DBA in New York was with the county then you will need to contact the said county clerk for instructions related to withdrawing the New York DBA.