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Converting a DBA to a LLC

Asked by: franklyn d roberts - 7 April, 2013
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/default.png-f1597c1da25f30f8c1a941405e8391c8 Hi, I have a DBA in New York State, I have a EIN, how would I go about converting it to a LLC, and what would it cost?
Answered by: Robert Kowalski - 7 April, 2013
https://d25eic0jctudgb.cloudfront.net/images/site/avatars/35.jpg-687fc92d5f6c5febcbdccb6895b08b8c Franklyn,

There is really no way to "convert" DBA to LLC, since DBA issued to a sole proprietor is just an alias, and the EIN is issued to the sole proprietorship.

What you could do is simply register a new NY LLC, and obtain a new EIN for it. You can then let your DBA expire and do not renew it (old EIN can also be shelved and not used).

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