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couto558
Level 2

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

 
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MaryJoyD
QuickBooks Team

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

I can share some information on how to add another business account, @couto558.

 

One QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) account is equivalent to one self-employed business. If you have multiple self-employed businesses, then I suggest subscribing to another QBSE account. It can only track income and expenses throughout the year and estimate quarterly tax payments for a single business. 

 

To know more on how it works, check this article: QuickBooks Self-Employed Overview.

 

You can create a new account using this link: New QuickBooks Self-Employed account.

 

Let me know if there's anything that you need or if you have any other concerns with adding a new business account. I'm always here to assist. Have a great rest of the day!

couto558
Level 2

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

That makes sense. But since I'm registering a DBA, it's not technically a new business right? Everything is the same as when I was operating under my legal name. I'm still a sole proprietor. My tax info shouldn't change. I'll just be doing business under a different name. My W9 will be the same, only now I will have the second line filled out that will have my DBA.

My question is once I get that DBA, can I just update my current Quickbooks account to show that name? Do I just have to update my W9 on my QBSE account? If so, how do I do that?

couto558
Level 2

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

That makes sense. But since I'm registering a DBA, it's not technically a new business right? Everything is the same as when I was operating under my legal name. I'm still a sole proprietor. My tax info shouldn't change. I'll just be doing business under a different name. My W9 will be the same, only now I will have the second line filled out that will have my DBA.

My question is once I get that DBA, can I just update my current Quickbooks account to show that name? Do I just have to update my W9 on my QBSE account? If so, how do I do that?

 

I hope this makes sense. I just want to update my current account to have my DBA once I acquire it. I'm not starting a new business. It's the same one that I had when I first made my QBSE account, I'm just doing business under a different name. It's still the same business as before.

Ryan_M
QuickBooks Team

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

Hi @couto558,

 

Thank you for your prompt reply. 

 

If the other company in question has the same EIN as what you registered in your QuickBooks Self-Employed (QBSE) company, then you can update the business name on the Intuit Accounts page.

 

Otherwise, you'll need to subscribe to a different QBSE subscription for your other company. 

 

As for your taxes, take a look at this article: QuickBooks Self-Employed annual tax guide. It's a complete guide on what you need to do from a certain period.

 

Let me know in the comments below if you have any other questions about your QBSE account. I'll be around to help you out. 

couto558
Level 2

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

Okay. That makes sense.

As I said, my W9 will be the same. I'll just be adding a DBA but it's under the same entity. Before the DBA, I was running my business under my full legal name as a sole proprietor and my SSN acted as my EIN. In that case, the tax IDs should be the same for when I add my DBA.

 

I was under the impression that adding a DBA shouldn't affect any of that, as long as the EIN didn't change, which it hasn't for me. But as long as I can add it to my QBSE account, it should be fine. 

 

Another question, when I do update my W9, can I use that Intuit Accounts page link to upload to my QBSE account?

 

Joesem M
QuickBooks Team

Hello. I'm in the process of acquiring a DBA (doing business as) for myself. Once I get it, can I just add it to my existing QB Self-Employed account? Or even just update my account entirely? Do I have to make a new account for it?

Thanks for getting back to us, @couto558.

 

Yes, you can use the Intuit Accounts page once you update your W9. Once you change the information in your QBSE count it should also flow in your W-9.

 

 In case you need to update your W-9 information, you can go to the Tax Profile. Let me show you how.

  1. Go to the Gear icon. 
  2. Click Tax Profile
  3. Select the Tax Profile tab. 
  4. Update the information and click Save
  5. Go to the W-9 information tab. 

For more information, you can check out this article: Fill out a W-9 and view your 1099-MISC in QuickBooks Self-Employed.

 

Let me also share these easy-to-access articles, webinars, and video tutorials that will help you in familiarizing the different tasks, features, and functions of QBSE. Below are the following:

 

Let me know if there's anything that I can help you with. I'm always glad to help in any way I can. Have a great rest of the day!

 

 

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