Filing Your Certificate of Good Standing

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A Certificate of Good Standing is often required in order to obtain a loan, renew a business license or for the filing of taxes. The document will verify that the organization is compliant within the state of incorporation and therefore is in “Good Standing”. It is also known as a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Status, the Good Standing Certificate is a one page document provided by the Secretary of State and provides conclusive evidence of the status of the entity. In many cases it can be valid up to three months.
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To obtain a Good Standing Certificate, the business entity must be registered as a legal entity with the Secretary of State, and cannot be in default of corporate regulations, suspended or revoked by the state.

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Common Questions about filing a Certificate of Good Standing

Why do I need a Certificate of Good Standing?
A Certificate of Good Standing would be needed in the normal course of business by another organization to prove that your entity is a legally registered with the State and is in Good Standing.
How long is a Certificate of Good Standing valid?
The the validity of a certificate in terms of age is determined by the organization that has requested it. Under most circumstances a requesting organization will require that the document is not older than 30 days.
How long does it take to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing?
The filing time is dependent on the governing state agency and varies by state.
What will happen if my entity is not in good standing?
If the entity that the certificate is being requested for is not in good standing we will contact you and provide details as to the status of the corporation or LLC and issue a full refund or provide assistance in bringing the entity back to good standing, this process is usually referred to as reinstatement.

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Annual Report file annual report

The majority of states require that companies file periodic reports that affirm the current information of the companies members, directors, and business address.

Change Registered Agent Change Registered Agent

Use to update the registered agent on file with the state of formation.

Foreign Qualification Foreign Qualification

Filed when you need to expand your entity to new states.

Amendment Amendment

Filed if a company requires changes to membership, addresses or company name.

Dissolution Dissolution

Used to formally terminate the existence of a entity.

Order Registered Agent Order Registered Agent

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Corporate LLC Kit

The Corporate/LLC Kit is a professional binder enclosed in a matching slip case, customized with the name of your company on the spine insert. Click the icon to view the full contents.

EIN / Tax ID #

An EIN is required to open a bank account, file taxes and submit payroll taxes.

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