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Posted On : Mon Oct 03rd,2016

How to Start a DBA in Oregon?

An Ultimate Guide to Starting a Business as a Sole Proprietorship in the State of Oregon


What is a DBA in the State of Oregon?

When a business is operated other than a trade name that needs to file a DBA (do business as). Assumed business registration allows the company to register the secondary name with the state to operate the business legally.

When you need a DBA in the stae of Oregon?

The law of the State of the Oregon requires a different name to register with a DBA file with the Secretary of State Corporation Oregon. Filing a DBA in Oregon makes your company legal to sign contracts, open bank accounts and receive payments.

File a DBA in Oregon

Filing a DBA in Oregon you need to search for a business name from the Oregon Database. Your desired name must be registered in the state to run your business tasks.

  • Description of Business
  • Primary Place of Business
  • Who is authorized person to represent the owner
  • Provide the mailing address of the authorized person
  • Owner’s publically available address
  • Mark the name of the county
  • The signature of the executor
  • The state processing fee is $50 and the independent filing companies may charge you the professional fee to file it for you.
  • Maintaining Operating agreement and Bylaws are not required for Sole Proprietorship.

Register a sole proprietorship in the state of Oregon

A sole proprietor can use his given or trade name in the state of Oregon. If you have a business name it must be different to other business names recorded in the database of the state. It is better to choose a name that is not similar to any other business name to avoid federal and common law trademark protection.


Get permits, licenses, and zoning clearance

You need to get professional or business licenses as per your business activities. You may need to apply for zoning clearance a building permits according to the state and county government.


Obtain an EIN

The sole proprietors who want to hire employees need an EIN or Employer Identification Number issued by IRS for tax purposes


Registered Agent Address

A registered agent address cannot be used to create a dba in Oregon.


Taxes and the Sole Proprietorship

The tax structure of a sole proprietorship is different as compared to other business structures. In a sole proprietorship you are the responsible for paying your taxes. In a sole proprietorship you must pay taxes for Medicare and social security.  The owner of the Sole Proprietorship cannot withdraw salary.

The sole proprietors can use their social security number for taxes instead of an EIN if they do not hire employees


Trade name registration in Oregon

You need to provide the following information to file a trade and services Mark registration in the State of Oregon:

  • The name of the correspondent
  • Write the mailing address
  • The name of the applicant either he or she is individual or owner entity
  • The address of the applicant
  • Write if the applicant is an entity
  • Write if the entity is partnership- write the names of general partners
  • Describe the Service Mark or Trade
  • Attach the specimen of the Mark
  • Provide the list of services and goods with the trade mark will be used
  • Write the manner or mode of the Mark- containers, tags, or labels
  • Provide the class number of services or goods
  • Write the month, day, and year when the Mark was first used anywhere by the applicant
  • Write the day, month, and year o the mark first used in the state of Oregon
  • Write the contact name and phone number


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The Author of this article is a M.Phil in English Literature

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