Tooele, UT asked in Business Formation for Utah

Q: if i already registered as a DBA do I still need to register with the state and get a tax #.

I just registered with the county for a business license and I have an IRS tax ID now

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Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor
  • Saint George, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: If you registered a DBA you probably registered the DBA with the state. I don't know where else you would have registered. If your company is a sole proprietorship, then you don't need to another EIN you will use your social security number and just fill out a schedule C with your 1040. From your scenario, it sounds like you are a sole proprietor doing business as (dba) another name.

If your business sells tangible products, then you will need a sales and use number. In addition, if you have employees you will need some employee tax withholding accounts. If you provide mainly services then you will not need a sales tax number.

The first entity that you need to register with is the state. After that, there can be city registration as well. I don't think that you need to do this at the county level.

I hope this helps.


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