How do I look up a DBA in NY?

How To Do A New York Corporation or LLC Business Name Search

  1. Step 1: Visit the Business Name Database. Visit the New York Department of State website.
  2. Step 2: Search for a Business Name. Enter the name you would like to use in the “Entity Name” field.
  3. Step 3: Review the Results.

How do I pay my biennial statement in NY?

Most business corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) may file their Biennial Statement online using the Department of State’s e-Statement Filing Service and pay the $9 filing fee using a credit card or debit card. MasterCard, Visa and American Express are acceptable forms of payment.

What is a biennial statement in NY?

A New York Biennial Statement is the form you file every other year with the New York Division of Corporations to keep your business information up-to-date with the state.

What happens if you don’t file biennial statement?

Penalty Fees Although there is no penalty fee for failing to submit your biennial statement on time, your LLC will be marked as ‘delinquent’ or ‘not in good standing’ by the state. Correcting this issue requires you to contact the state to retrieve your biennial statement form.

Is it better to have an LLC or DBA?

Generally, a DBA is less costly to maintain, but an LLC offers better benefits and protection. Expanding and selling a business, as well as generating funding, is also easier with an LLC. Also, a business owner does not receive personal liability protection from a DBA.

How do I find my NYS DOS number?

The exact name of the entity and its DOS ID number may be found by searching the name of the entity on the Department of State’s Corporation & Business Entity Database. A Biennial Statement should not be filed prior to the calendar month in which the Biennial Statement is due.

What is a NY DOS ID number?

This confirms your LLC is now a legally formed business in the State of New York. Your Filing Receipt will contain your LLC’s name, the date filed, and your Department of State ID Number (also known as your DOS ID Number). Your DOS ID Number is unique to your LLC and you will use it when dealing with the State.

How much does it cost to buy your business name?

Filing a trademark for your business name with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will cost between $225 and $600, plus legal fees. You can register with most states for $50-$150 if you don’t want protection outside your state.

How do I know if a brand name is taken?

You can search all applied-for and registered trademarks free of charge by using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)’s Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). If your mark includes a design element, you will have to search it by using a design code.