Need to Reinstate a Business Back to
Sometimes life and business get complicated. Meeting the business requirements of your state means keeping on top of fees, annual reports and taxes — and if things fall through the cracks, your company can be dissolved.
Bizee’s Reinstatement Service Is Here to Help
If your business has been dissolved because of non-compliance, you can restore your Good Standing and restart operations by filing an order of reinstatement with your state of formation. Bizee’s Reinstatement service takes care of the paperwork for you, making sure you follow the reinstatement procedures of your state.
Why Choose Reinstatement??
Get Back in Business Faster
In many states, reinstatement procedures can be completed in less time than forming a new company, meaning you can restart operations sooner.
Keep Your Company Name
You put a lot of effort into choosing the perfect business name — don’t throw it away! Reinstatement allows you to continue to use your original brand.
Recover Historical Company Information
With reinstatement, you can keep your original records and maintain your historical background. No starting from scratch!
About the process
What Does the Reinstatement Procedure Look Like?
To get your business reinstated, you first need to look at what went wrong. If you failed to submit the proper paperwork to the state or failed to pay a fee, you need to do that ASAP. Once you’ve taken care of these compliance issues, the reinstatement process typically goes like this:
Fill out any reinstatement forms required by your state.
File reinstatement forms with the proper state offices like the Secretary of State or the Department of Revenue or Taxation.
Pay any required fees.
Wait to hear back from your state about your reinstatement status.
This is a process you want to get right the first time, in order to get back to doing business as soon as possible. Bizee provides reinstatement services in most states to get your business entity active again
What is a "Certificate
of Good Standing?"
In certain situations, you may be required to prove that your business exists and complies with relevant state laws and regulations. A Certificate of Good Standing from your state serves as this proof, and you can’t get one if you’re in bad standing.
New era of privacy
Four Risks of Being
in "Bad Standing"
You Can’t Obtain Financing.
There‘s No Way to Do Business in Other States.
You Have No Proof for Licensing Agencies and Regulators.
You Can’t Sell Your Business.
Common Questions About Business Reinstatement
When is Reinstatement Required?
If your business has lost its good standing with the state and been dissolved, you need to file for reinstatement if you’d like to keep doing business. If you do the process correctly and meet all necessary requirements, your business will be reinstated and you’ll get back all the advantages that come with being an official, legal entity.
How Much Does It Cost to Reinstate a Business?
The cost to reinstate a business depends on which state you’re in. For example, in Texas, the filing fee for reinstatement after involuntary dissolution is $75, and the filing fee for reinstatement following a voluntary dissolution is $15. In Massachusetts, the fee for filing a reinstatement application is $100. Check with your Secretary of State to learn what your fee will be. You will need to pay these filing fees on top of any past-due taxes, penalties, fees and/or interest to get back into good standing.
How Do I Reinstate a Business Back to Good Standing?
To keep your small business in good standing, you typically need to be up-to-date on fees, file annual or biennial reports with the Secretary of State, keep your business records up to date by filing Articles of Amendment after major events and pay any other necessary business fees or franchise taxes to state regulators every year. However, that doesn’t always happen. Things can sometimes slip through the cracks, and if your business fails to complete these tasks, it can lose its good standing. Then, your state can file to dissolve your business and completely revoke its LLC status. It’s not an ideal situation, but your business isn’t gone forever if this happens. Filing a reinstatement order helps restore your business back to good standing.
How Long Does It Take to Reinstate a Company?
How long it takes to reinstate your company depends on which state you live in. The Minnesota Secretary of State claims that most business filings are returned within 3-5 days. Nebraska asks that business owners wait about a week for their reinstatements to be processed. Some states, like Nevada, allow business owners to pay extra for an expedited filing. Check with your Secretary of State to determine how long filing for reinstatement typically takes.
What Does “Restored to Good Standing” Mean?
Being in good standing means that your business is up-to-date on filing your annual report, biennial report, other required forms, compliance paperwork and any other requirements from your company’s home state. To get an official Certificate of Good Standing, you’ll need to file the appropriate form with your state, or you can have Bizee file for you. The Certificate of Good Standing helps you prove that your business exists and complies with the rules. It helps you appear trustworthy and credible to potential partners, investors and lenders.