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Fictitious Business Name Frequently Asked Questions

Note: click on any of the text below -  there are all links to answers to your questions.

  1. Who We Are

  2. What Do I need to Start a Business

  3. Fees   

  4. Why your Prices are So Low?    

  5. How secure is your credit card and check processing online site service?

  6. Fictitious Business Name Information

  7. Federal Tax Id EIN

  8. Seller's Permit Questions

  9. Business License Questions

  10. Incorporation Questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do I need a Business License?

In most states, you are required to have a business license.  You must pay a flat fee each year (most states). 

How it the business license process works?

You submit an online form, you pay online, and we obtain your business license. 

Are the annual taxes I have to pay in advance included in the business license filing price?

No.

 

 

Federal Tax Id EIN

bullet Federal Tax Id (EIN)
bullet Seller's Permit information ( California )
bullet State Tax Id (EIN) California  

Incorporation Questions

Incorporation Questions

General  Incorporation Information

 

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Federal Tax Id EIN

Federal Tax Id  EIN

Do you need one?  Yes

  1. If you are a corporation or LLC
  2. If you are an employer
  3. or if you need to build corporate credit in a tax # other than your ss#
  4. if you want to use it instead of your social as business id.
How it  Works:  how  will you obtain it for me? 
  • After you submit your form, we receive it in our email.
  • Then, you are directed to a secure webpage
  • Where you can pay by check or credit card. 
  • When we receive your payment,
  • We obtain your tax id number.
  • We send it to you by email or fax
  • The IRS sends you an official tax id package a couple of weeks later

 

What is Federal Tax ID EIN?

  • It is simply a business tax id, and an  Employer Identification Number (EIN) or, "Federal Tax ID Number")  that IRS assigns.
  • This Number can be used to open a bank account and it becomes the id number for the business as a social security identifies an individual.
  • The number is used by the federal government (IRS) to regulated  business tax returns.
  • The number is used by many individuals or entities such as  employers, sole proprietors, corporations, partnerships, nonprofit associations, trusts, estates of decedents, government agencies, and other businesses.

 

State Tax Id

Do you need one?  Yes if you are and employer

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Pricing Information

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Other Information

The time it takes to file your company

Incorporation

Non Expedited incorporation takes 10-20 days

Expedited Incorporation:  We file the same day; you get the filed articles in 5-7 business day.

DBA Fictitious Names

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Expedited dba takes about 2-4 days, but we can really expedited by coming to pick it up from your home or office if you purchase the same day option.  Your dba will be filed and published the same day.  Call us at 310-455-6675
to obtain that service.
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FEDERAL AND / OR STATE TAX ID

Federal tax ids take 1-2 days: we obtain it and the IRS or for a state id,  The State of California sends you a welcome package with your EIN #.  You can expedite this.  Get it on the same day you order (before 3 pm).

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Authorized agent : agent for acceptance of service
n. states require that a corporation name an actual person (usually in the articles of incorporation or other filing with the Secretary of State) who is authorized to accept service of any lawsuit or claim against the corporation. Many larger corporations, particularly those which operate in several states, name a professional agent which represents many corporations.

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Do I have to pay Minimum Tax each year? 

 The first year of incorporation, in California, there is no minimum tax.  The second year, on the other hand, you must pay a minimum of $800 per year for corporation taxes - whether or not your you have a profit.

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Total Cost   No.  plus state fee: (about $100)

For details of the packages, click here.

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What Do You Get for  the Corporation fee? Does it Include State Fees?  Yes, plus the following

  • Filing of Articles,
  • all forms you need to comply with the State Law ( such as minutes and bylaws and others - about 100 pages of paper),
  • instructions on how to proceed so you will not be fined by the state because you did not file certain forms,
  • instructions, as to how to issue shares, how to file the forms for each transaction of issuing of shares, etc. 
  • Please note: the advice I give you here may be general, but it covers the necessary steps so you will be complying with State Law.

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Estimated time:

 Regular filing takes about 4-8 weeks; expedited filing takes around 8-10 days. Add $99 for Expedited Filing

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I am one person corporation, can I incorporate?

Absolutely.  You can be the shareholder, director and the officers of the corporation: president, secretary, and treasurer ( financial officer)

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Should I form a Nevada Or Delaware Corporation ?

Read some of my articles.  In general,    If you are not a big business, it does not pay to form a foreign corporation.   The fees you incur for an agent for service of process, and the taxes and fees to qualify in California come to more than your save in the end. 

In addition, if you have a retail business in California, you need a California Corporation. 

If you live in California, it is better to incorporate in California ( California Nonprofit or Non Profit Corporation  is treated elsewhere in this site). 

The  exceptions are if your corporation is in a state subject to state corporation taxes. In such a case, you may want to use a Nevada corporation to be a type of supplier to your current corporation.  In this scenario, your Nevada corporation makes the profit and does not pay state taxes. Ifyou are actually out of state and  a small percentage of your  business are conducted in California.

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Do I have to pay Minimum Tax each year in CA?

The first year of incorporation, there is no minimum tax.  The second year, on the other hand, you must pay a minimum of $800 per year for corporation taxes - whether or not your you have a profit.

Our Low Prices

We simply have very few employees that work very hard and our packages contain the necessary documents without the fancy and unnecessary items other services give you.

Payment Information

Is it safe to order online?
Our Merchant account is handled by  www.echo-inc.com   They make sure all transactions processed  are safe by using the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption standard. Using a SSL compliant browser such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Netscape's Navigator and you will be able to conduct encrypted transactions on our website.

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In every instance that you submit your payment information to a merchant using the ECHO secure payment gateway, you can be assured that your credit card or check information is being transmitted from the merchant's secure Web site to ECHO using the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL prevents the information from being intercepted by another party. For more information, please read the ECHO privacy policy.

Which major credit cards are accepted?
We currently accept checks ( online and offline), Master card, Visa and AMEX.

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Does your store provide secure credit card transactions?

Absolutely! At  businessnameusa E-Commerce Web Site real-time, secure credit card and check transactions are processed over ECHO's own Secure Payment Gateway and paid electronically! You don't have to worry about security or hackers! businessnameusa has you covered!

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ECHOTRUST Merchant Validation Statement

For your safety, ECHO is providing the following information to confirm that the merchant named below has been underwritten by ECHO to accept credit cards and/or on-line checks, and that the merchant processes those transactions using the ECHO secure payment gateway. If "YES" is shown after the words "Current ECHO Merchant", you can be sure that this merchant uses ECHO for payment processing, ensuring your privacy and security in the course of your online purchase.

Company Name: Xkr Essex, Inc

Current ECHO Merchant: Yes

In every instance that you submit your payment information to a merchant using the ECHO secure payment gateway, you can be assured that your credit card or check information is being transmitted from the merchant's secure Web site to ECHO using the industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL prevents the information from being intercepted by another party. For more information, please read the ECHO privacy policy.

We use thorough underwriting methods and standards before setting up merchants for our processing services. However, ECHO expressly disclaims any responsibility or liability for any damage, loss, or injury arising out of:

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  • The activities of any merchant.
  • The goods or services offered or the content displayed by any of the merchants.
  • Your purchase of or inability to purchase any merchant's goods or services.

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