How to File Articles of Amendment
Common Questions About Filing Articles of Amendment
The filing time for Articles of Amendment typically takes four to six weeks, depending on the governing state agency. For example, in California, the process takes over eight weeks. In Texas, it may take just three to five business days. Many states offer expedited service for an additional fee.
For the purpose of federal taxes, the IRS typically takes about six to eight weeks to register a change of business name.
If you’re filing an amendment for a business that’s not in your home state, you’ll need to file a Foreign Amendment. These will require additional documentation by your state, including a Certificate of Good Standing.
Our service fee to file Articles of Amendment is $99, so your cost will be $99 + the fee in your state. State feels typically are around $100-$200, but if you're a nonprofit, the fee is often lower.
To review the fee in your state, select the state and entity type above.
Some states also offer expedited filing, which is an additional fee.
An attorney isn’t necessary to file an amendment. That said, if you’re ever faced with a confusing business situation, it’s never a bad idea to consult a trusted legal professional to ensure you’re making the most educated decision you can.
You’ll receive a copy of the articles once they’re filed. If you file with us, the governing state agency will return a copy to us. Then we’ll mail it to you for your records.
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