How to file a DBA in Massachusetts
Filing a Massachusetts DBA ('doing business as'), also known as an 'assumed name', is a simple process.
Read below for answers to your questions about DBAs, plus important details and links, why you might consider filing an assumed name (DBA), and how a DBA can help or hurt you. If you need to research how to file a DBA in another U.S. state or territory, select it below.
Do I need a DBA in Massachusetts?
Massachusetts does not require that sole proprietorships, general partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), or out of state companies that regularly transact business in Massachusetts under a name different from their legal name, file a DBA at the state level. However, you must file the DBA at the local level (you can reserve your name at the state level before you file locally).