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If a client has 2 dba do you have to do 2 shc c or can we do just 1

I have a client with two dba one is a painting Service and the other is a restaurant they just open in Sep 2020
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George4Tacks
Level 15

Yes, you do  2 for 2 different businesses. 


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Just-Lisa-Now-
Level 15
Level 15

2 completely different types of businesses, you need 2 Sch C's.  Hopefully they've been keeping the accounting for the 2 businesses separate.


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BobKamman
Level 15

The number of trade names is irrelevant.  You could have two businesses using the same d/b/a that would have to file separate Schedules C, or you could have a business with five d/b/a's that would file only one because they all do the same thing.