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.
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.
Requirements to obtain a state Good Standing Certificate:
Upon receiving a request to obtain an Certificate of Good Standing the designated form is prepared and filed with the governing state agency. As soon as the certificate is obtained a copy is mailed to the client.
The filing time is dependent on the governing state agency and varies by state.
The state fee varies by state our service fee to obtain a certificate is $49. To review the fee in your state click on the “order now” button and select the state and entity type.
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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