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Angela Jolie as Julia in Original Sin: Answers to Exotic Private Dance, Lingerie Modeling, and Special Request Entertainment Business Licenses

Do you need an LLC, DBA, or tax ID such as a seller's permit or employer IDs from the state and federal government for an exotic private dance, lingerie modeling, or special request entertainment business?

Short answer: Yes, you will need a combination of licenses and permits to operate a business in this industry.

Long answer: It depends on a few factors, such as the type of business you are operating, where you are located, and how many employees you have.


An LLC, or limited liability company, is a legal business structure that protects your personal assets from business liabilities. It is a good option for businesses of all sizes, but it is especially important for businesses that operate in high-risk industries, such as the adult entertainment industry.


A DBA, or doing business as name, is a registered name for your business that is different from your legal name. It is not required to form an LLC, but it can be helpful for branding and marketing purposes.

Tax ID**

A tax ID, or employer identification number (EIN), is a nine-digit number that is assigned to businesses by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It is used to identify your business for tax purposes.

Seller's permit**

A seller's permit is a license that allows you to sell goods or services in your state. It is required for most businesses, including those that operate online.

Employer ID**

An employer ID is a nine-digit number that is assigned to businesses by the IRS. It is used to identify your business for employment tax purposes.
  • LLC: Recommended for all businesses, but especially important for businesses in the adult entertainment industry.
  • DBA:** Not required, but can be helpful for branding and marketing purposes.
  • Tax ID:** Required for all businesses.
  • Seller's permit:** Required for most businesses.
  • Employer ID:** Required if you have employees.
** Additional licenses and permits

In addition to the licenses and permits listed above, you may also need to obtain additional licenses and permits depending on the specific type of business you are operating. For example, if you are operating a massage parlor, you may need to obtain a massage therapy license.

Required Registrations for Exotic Dancer.

A(n) Exotic Dancer Business Tax Registration
(Business License)

Also callled an occupational license,or business permit.)

A Federal Tax ID
(You can use it as a sole owner to open a bank account instead of using your SS#. Employers, Independent Contractors, LLCs, Partnerships, and Corporations are required to obtain it.)

Here's How to Set Up and Get an LLC, DBA, Licenses & Tax IDs

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Entertainment Exotic Dancer
If you are a partnership means you are a business entity with multiple owners and thus you will need a dba and a federal ID.
If you are a service but you also use parts you will need a sellers permit also called a resale license or resale certificate to collect taxes and or buy wholesale.
Any businesses that sell prepared food need a sellers license.

If you are a professional such as an architect or doctor you also need a professional license from the state.

You can choose to be a(n) Exotic Dancer :

  • Sole Proprietor,
  • LLC,
  • Corporation or
  • Partnership.
    After you decide and select your business entity, you need licensing.

San Francisco Business Tax Registration ( Business License)
All businesses including home, online or mobile BUSINESS need a BUSINESS license because they are BUSINESSES.

A(n) Exotic Dancer business doing business under an assumed business name in San Francisco City & County i.e. you are a business that uses a DBA doing business as trade name to trade that is other than the full legal (first and last -- full name) name of a sole proprietor or a name other than the LLC or Corporation business name need a(n) assumed business name certificate. Β  E.g. you venture into a(n) Exotic Dancer business and you give it a trade name such as "Excellence Exotic Dancer & Associates". You will need to register an assumed business name certificate.

In addition note that in California you may also need a seller's permit if you sell merchandise that is taxable. Β (A.K.A state id, wholesale, resale, reseller certificate, about $39 for most states).
Seller's Permit

Note: All businesses need a federal tax ID number except sole proprietors that are not employers and are not independent contractors.
An independent contractor is a self employed business person that receives more than $600 per year from anyone of his or her clients.
IRS rule: The client must issue a 1099 form to the independent contractor and the independent contractor must have a federal tax ID. However, even sole owners may obtain a federal ID and use it as a business tax ID instead of using their own social security number as a business tax ID number.
However, all other licenses that apply to sole proprietors as discussed here are requited regardless of getting a federal tax ID number.

In addition you will need a federal and a state EIN if you will hire employees. I.e., a CA Federal Tax Id Number ($29) Β and a(n) CA Β State Employer Tax NumberΒ Β 

Instead of filing a fictitious business name DBA Filing (about $49 plus state and legal newspaper publication fees) in San Francisco,Β Incorporate in CA Β orΒ form a(n) CA LLC

Filing a DBA is not required if you will set up an LLC or form a Corporation. There is a cicrcumstance that you may not need to register a trade name and that is when you use your full name as a business name if you use your full legal name as a trade name.
Also note that even using your first and last name may not help you avoid filing a DBA if the name has a suffix such as "& sons" etc.

If you do form an Entertainment llc or incorporate (about $49 plus state fees for most states) your Exotic Dancer business instead of just filing a fictitious business name (dba), that insurs that you don't have personal liability for debts and civile liabililty arising from your business dealings and you will not have to record the San Francisco business name. Instead of just registering your San Francisco City & County assumed business name (our fee includes assumed business name registration and legal newspaper publication) you can choose to setup a corporation in California or form an CA LLC (starts @ $49 plus state fee for most states & includes bylaws for the corporation and Limited Liability operating agreement for the LLC that is required to open a business bank account). .

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Question: I am Roxxette: Exotic dancer / entertainment in clubs. I will use my license to apply for entertaining exotic dancing. Pole teaching/business consultations for other ladies in the industry?
What do I do to become an adult exotic dancer? I am an exotic dancer, and it’s time for me to obtain my Business License, so I can continue to work in a club that requires a license to become or work as a stripper.

Hello there, Roxxette! So, you're looking to get your exotic dancer's license as an independent contractor and bring your exotic dancing and entertainment skills to clubs. I gotta say, you sound like a real boss babe!

The important issue in this search is that, the exotic dancer job or business is all about how you are classified: i.e., as an employee or as an independent contractor and this is required, so the government knows how to tax you.

However, regardless of whether an employee or independent contractor (IC), all exotic dancers, are required to register and obtain a Police Adult Entertainment Work Identification Card (AEIC).

If you are a freelance dancer or performer, paid in commissions or by the dance, you most likely earn part of your income as a self-employed person - an independent contractor (IC), which means that you are your own business.

Some exotic dancers may work for the clubs they dance at as employees or ICs, and some may work for exotic dancer services that provide strippers for private events like bachelor or bachelorette parties as employees or ICs. Other exotic dancers provide these services (bachelor party dancing services) only as independent contractors.

Therefore, if you are just an employee paid by the hour in the club you dance at, then you just get the police ID card (as discussed below), and you should be ok because you will use the card to work and use your social to file personal tax returns reporting employee income and tips.

The next easy way is to get your police ID card, a business license, and an EIN, in case you are an independent contractor freelance dancer.

You can obtain an EIN and business license from this site -- if you are an independent contractor (IC), you should be ok with just the police ID card, an EIN and a Business License -- You should be ok if you do business in your name. I.e., your full legal name is your business name.

To get that police ID work card, in most cases, you need to go through a police clearance. I.e., you need to go through fingerprinting and a police background check, as is customary with all adult oriented, or casino jobs or businesses.

The cost of the card varies by state, city or county, but it is normally about $50 to $200. In Palm Beach, it is $75 per year, but it could be more given the 2023 inflation.

If you are an employee, you can work with your
AEIC and use your social security number
to do your taxes and report your income and tips, and that is all you need in most cases. I.e., the AEIC police ID card, so you can work in the clubs as an employee.

Since you are independent, i.e., not on payroll, you are your own boss and a business. Independent contractors(IC) must have an EIN. Why?

The strip joint owner will have to issue a 1099 IC form and give it to you, but cannot issue you the form unless you have an EIN Number, which you can obtain on our site along with any other licensing you need. Hint, all businesses and independent contractors must obtain a business license.

Furthermore, if you are an IC and you use a business name, as you do in this case "Sinfully Sweet," you need to register that name with a fictitious business name certificate, an LLC or a Corp, Certificate.

Moreover, if you are an IC and you also sell t-shirts or other blings (to your Pole teaching/business consultations students for example), selling them is subject to sales tax, and you also need a seller's permit.

Not only that but, say you hire employees for your pole dancing teaching, then you have to have a federal EIN and a State EIN to report employment and unemployment taxes as well.

Now going back to clarify why and when you need to register your business name and how. So, if you are an IC self-employed, you need to understand how taxes apply to your freelance independent contractor (IC) business (discussed below).

That said, and because you are a business that has a business name, namely, "Sinfully Sweet," you need to register the name with a Doing Business As Certificate (DBA), an LLC or a Corp. Certificate.

That is why you also need to choose a business structure. Because depending on the structure, you file the corresponding certificate. Are you a sole proprietor or part of an LLC or corporation?

This will determine what type of certificate you need. For example, an LLC needs an LLC certificate, which, incidentally, registers your business name "Sinfully Sweet," as well as the type of entity business structure.

Question: I am Nakesia:I am an exotic dancer my name dirty Diana I need a dance permit so that I can exotic dance in Birmingham Alabama and Atlanta Georgia I need a business license all business need a business license. Regular EIN tax credit federal, state.

Information about the permit for exotic dancers in Georgia.

You need to obtain an adult entertainment permit (business license) if you plan to work as an exotic dancer.

The permit requires you to:

Pay a fee,
Have a valid ID,
A notarized SAVE affidavit, and
Go through a police background check.

To get that police ID work card, in most cases, you need to go through a police clearance. I.e., you need to go through fingerprinting and a police background check, as is customary with all adult oriented or casino jobs or businesses.
Documents You Will Need to Apply:

A completed application form

A notarized SAVE affidavit

A secure and verifiable form of identification

Three separate money orders for the


Processing fee, and

Permit fee


Hi I am Scarlett. How do I get licensing to start my Adult Entertainer Business?

Adult Entertainment License for stripper, exotic dancer, web camming etc.
"Exotic Dancer" operates primarily in SIC Code 7299 - Miscellaneous Personal Services, Not Elsewhere Classified and NAICS Code 812990 - All Other Personal Services. Exotic Dancer is a small-sized business that is established in its industry.

Hello there Scarlett. 

Getting your license is a great idea, because it'll show that you're serious about your business and committed to following the rules.

Plus, having a license can give you an edge over other dancers who may not have one, making you more attractive to clubs and customers alike.

Once you've figured that out, it's time to get your licensing in order. This involves getting an entertainment license and a police clearance - don't worry, it's just a quick fingerprinting sesh that will cost you just $50 to $200!

Now, if you want to sell any merch like t-shirts with your beautiful face on them, you'll need a seller's permit and sales tax. But with a seller's permit, you can buy wholesale tax-free and save some moolah - cha-ching!

Lastly, if you plan on employing other dancers, you'll need a federal EIN and a State EIN. It may seem like a lot, but it's all worth it to be your own boss and rock it on the stage.

And speaking of customers, you're going to need to know how to work your audience like a pro.

You gotta be able to read the room, make eye contact, and give off that sexy-but-not-too-easy vibe that'll keep 'em coming back for more. It's a skill that takes time to develop, but once you've got it, you'll be raking in the tips like nobody's business.

But you're not just a dancer - you're also a teacher and consultant. That's right, you'll be sharing your knowledge and expertise with other ladies in the industry, teaching them how to pole dance and offering business advice to help them succeed. That's some next-level boss babe stuff right there!

One thing to keep in mind is that the exotic dancing industry can be competitive and sometimes cutthroat.

You'll need to be tough, both mentally and physically, and not let anyone bring you down. But with your skills, drive, and determination, I know you've got what it takes to make it big.

So, get out there, Scarlett, and show 'em what you're made of! With your license, skills, and business savvy, you're gonna be a force to be reckoned with in the exotic dancing world.

And who knows, maybe you'll even come up with some new moves and become the next big thing in pole dancing. Keep on hustlin' and stay fabulous! I'm always here to help you with any questions or advice you need.

And yes, you could definitely say it was exotic advice - after all, we're talking about the exotic dancing industry! Good luck with your business and keep on hustlin'!

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LLC (Limited Liability Company) FAQs:

Q: Would an LLC be better than filing a fictitious business name?

A: If you desire more business prestige for market presence you may want to set up an LLC. E.g. the fictitious business name (DBA) is . deLolititatch Blossom Into 40DCo. this name as well as any other name is an assumed business name and it must be recorded as a DBA Doing Business As name which also requires a fee to be recorded.

Just recording an assumed business name does nothing to keep the name exclusive nor does it avoid personal liability for the business owners. Only setting up a limited liability company (LLC) will protect the name at the state level and also protect the owners of personal liability. It is perhaps a better choice to just incorporate for the same or a little higher fee because you will also have corporate protection for the business name and personal vs business liabilities.

E.g. if your business has debts the lender can sue you personally to obtain a judgment vs your personal assets as opposed in the case you were a corporation where the lender could only sue the corporation directly and if the limited liability company (LLC) had no assets the lender could get nothing.

Note that once you incorporate no one can register the limited liability company (LLC) name at the state level.

Q: Can I apply by phone and set up a limited liability company (LLC)?.
A: You can apply by phone but the best way is to just fill out our online limited liability company (LLC) form.

Q: Does an LLC without employees need a tax ID number?
A: An LLC without employees may not need a tax ID number but an LLC with more than one owner does need one. In addition if the LLC is engaged in selling taxable items such as clothing it will need a sales state tax ID number in addition to any other tax ID.

Q: What if I an an out of state business? Do I still need to register and obtain a limited liability company (LLC)?
A: Unless you have a location in the state you sell it is not required to form an LLC there.

Q: If I order a limited liability company (LLC) online how long will it take before I receive it?
A: Normally we will have to wait for a corporate certificate if you are a corporation othewise we normally obtain it on the same day you order it.

Q: How do I apply for an llc tax ID number?
A: You can apply for a tax ID number here online. Simple click on the order button - fill out the application - and submit it so we can obtain the ID for you .

Q: What are the benefits of havin a DUNS number?
A: You can use it to your benefit by providing favorable business information to make it more likely to get a loan from a lender bank.

Q: Do I need to pay sales tax to the state as an LLC?
A: Paying sales tax depends on your state. For example in Oregon you dont need to pay sales tax but you still need a resale certificate to buy from other states wholesale products.

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