DRS: Change Business Name

 
Change Business Name

Sole Proprietorships

A sole proprietorship must be registered with this Department of Revenue Services under the name of the owner of the business. If the business has a trade name, please notify us of the trade name when you register.  If you want to add or change the business's trade name, send a letter to our Registration Unit with this information. Please mail the notification to:

Department of Revenue Services
Registration Unit
25 Sigourney St. Ste 2
Hartford, CT 06106

Remember, if you are adding or changing a trade name for your business, you should register that trade name at the town hall in which the business is located. 

Other Entities:

If a corporation, partnership, limited liability company (LLC) or other entity that is registered with the Office of the Connecticut Secretary of the State changes its name, it must send a letter to the Department of Revenue Services with this information along with documentation that the name was also changed with the Secretary of the State's office. Send DRS notification of the name change to:

Department of Revenue Services
Registration Unit
25 Sigourney St. Ste 2
Hartford, CT 06106

IMPORTANT: If the entity was required by the Internal Revenue Service  to obtain a new federal employer identification number by the IRS in connection with the change of name, it will also have to obtain a new Connecticut tax registration number. It would have to close all existing tax accounts with DRS and fill out Form REG-1, Business Taxes Registration Application, to obtain the new number.