What is a DBA and when do I need one?

Question. What is a DBA and when do I need one?

Answer. A DBA is short for “Doing Business As.” This is a legal declaration that your company is doing business another another name. For example, ABC Corporation d/b/a ABC Trucking. In Texas, the DBA is often referred to as an “Assumed Name.” Business owners who wish to conduct business under a name other than the trade name legally registered with the Secretary of State (SOS) during the formation process must submit a DBA (also known as an Assumed Name Certificate or Form 503) with the county clerk where their business is legally located.(Texas Business & Commerce Code [TBCC] ยง 71.103).