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CORPORATE GLOSSARY
 
Administrative Dissolution
Agent for Service of Process
Apostille
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Organization
Assumed Name
At Will LLC
Authorized Shares
Board of Directors
Business Dissolution
Business Entity
Bylaws
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Status
Certified Copy
Close Corporation
Common Stock
Corporate Bylaws
Corporate Name Reservation
Corporate Stock
DBA
Disregarded Entity
Dividends
Federal Tax ID
Ficticious Name
Foreign Qualification
Franchise Tax
General Partnership
Good Standing Certificate
Incorporator
ITIN
Limited Liability Company
Limited Partnership
Liquidation
LLC
LP
Majority Shareholder
Meetings
Member
Non-Stock Corporation
Obligated Member LLC
Organizer
Paid-in Capital
Paid-in Surplus
Par Value
Preferred Stock
Professional Corporation
Proxy
Registered Agent
Registered Office
Reporting Requirements
S Corporation
Series LLC
Shareholder
Sole Proprietor
Stated Capital
Statutory Agent
Stock Certificate
Term LLC
Winding Up

What is Business Dissolution?

A Corporation or Limited Liability Company (LLC) is created when the Secretary of State, or other state agency, approves formation documents - usually called Articles of Incorporation for Corporations or Articles of Organization for LLCs.  A record of the Corporation or LLC is added to the list of Companies which have officially registered with the state.  Once a Corporation or LLC is registered with the state, that Company immediately has both reporting and tax obligations which incur penalties if the obligations are not met by the required deadlines. 

If you've registered a Corporation or LLC with the Secretary of State, or other state agency, and want to cease Business activities you have to let the Secretary of State, or other state agency, know that you intend to close your company.  Only after the Secretary of State, or other state agency, has made sure that all of the obligations of the Corporation or LLC have been fulfilled will the state legally approve of the closure of the company.

When the Secretary of State, or other state agency approves the closing of a Corporation or LLC, that Corporation or LLC is said to be Dissolved.   The process of Dissolving a Corporation or LLC is commonly called Business DissolutionBusiness Dissolution is also referred to as Business Cancellation or Business Termination.  Whatever it is called a Business that wants to legally cease Business Operations must legally close the Business with the state in which the Business was originally formed.

Why do I need to legally Dissolve a Business?

As soon as a Corporation or LLC is registered with the Secretary of State, or other state agency, that Corporation or LLC is responsible for recurring obligations of the Secretary of State and the Department of Revenue or Taxation.  If the Corporation or LLC does not file reports or pay taxes then that Company could be responsible for penalties which go up as time goes by.

Unless you legally Dissolve your Corporation or LLC with the state that Corporation or LLC will be responsible for all recurring fees and penalties.

What do I have to do to legally Dissolve a Business?

Corporation or LLC Dissolution is one part of a larger process commonly called the "Winding Up" process.  There are things you need to do before you can request approval of Corporation or LLC Dissolution from the state and things that you have to do after the state has approved Dissolution of the Corporation or LLC. 

What you have to do both before and after the Corporation or LLC is Dissolved largely depends on whether the Company has begun business and has any debts, assets or liabilities.

What do I have to do before I Dissolve a Corporation or LLC?

Things you need to do before you can legally Dissolve a Business.
  1. Hold a Meeting of Directors or Members and record a resolution to Dissolve the Corporation or LLC
  2. For Corporations, hold a Shareholder meeting to approve Dissolution of the Business
  3. File all required Annual or Biennial reports with the Secretary of State or other state agency
  4. Clear up any Business debt
  5. Pay your Business taxes
  6. File Dissolution documents with the Secretary of State or other state agency

The Dissolution requirements vary for each state.  Choose your state from the list at the bottom of this screen for state specific information.
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What do I have to do after I Dissolve a Corporation or LLC?

Things you need to do before you can legally Dissolve a Business.
  1. Distribute all remaining assets of the Business
  2. Close all Business bank accounts of the Corporation or LLC
  3. Cancel all local Business licenses and permits
  4. File Form 996 with the IRS
  5. Publish a Notice of Dissolution of the Company


The Dissolution requirements vary for each state.  Choose your state from the list at the bottom of this screen for state specific information.
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How long does it take to legally Dissolve a Business?

The time it takes to Dissolve a Corporation or LLC varies depending on how long it takes to complete the actions that are required in each specific case - holding meetings, closing accounts, distributing assets, etc.

If a Corporation or LLC has not started doing Business or does not have any assets then the time it takes to Dissolve a Business is a lot shorter than Corporations or LLCs which have started doing Business and retain assets.

Once the initial actions are completed the time it takes for the Secretary of State, or other state agency, to process a Business Dissolution filing varies depending on the specific state. Choose your state from the list below to get specific Business Dissolution timing information for that state.

How much does it cost to Dissolve a Business?

The total cost to Dissolve a Corporation or LLC varies depending on exactly what is required for each specific Business Dissolution. We charge $199.00 plus any state fees for our Business Dissolution services. This includes:
  • Same day processing
  • Transcribe minutes of Board of Directors meeting which proposes Dissolution
  • Transcribe minutes of Shareholders or Members meeting at which Dissolution was approved
  • Prepare and file Certificate of Dissolution with the Secretary of State or other state agency
  • Prepare US IRS Form 996 for you to sign and file
  • Certified copy of your Dissolution filing from the Secretary of State or other state agency
  • Priority Mail Delivery of all documents
  • Unlimited Customer Support
We offer these Business Dissolution services bundled together or separately.
Business Dissolution fees vary from state to state and depend on the Business enity type - Corporation or LLC.  Choose your state from the list below to get more Business Dissolution information for that state.
 
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INCORPORATE OR FORM A LLC IN ANY STATE
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Connecticut Connecticut
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District of Columbia District of Columbia
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Georgia Georgia
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Kansas Kansas
Kentucky Kentucky
Louisiana Louisiana
Maine Maine
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Mississippi Mississippi
Missouri Missouri
Montana Montana
Nebraska Nebraska
Nevada Nevada
New Hampshire New Hampshire
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New York New York
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Ohio Ohio
Oklahoma Oklahoma
Oregon Oregon
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Rhode Island Rhode Island
South Carolina South Carolina
South Dakota South Dakota
Tennessee Tennessee
Texas Texas
Utah Utah
Vermont Vermont
Virginia Virginia
Washington Washington
West Virginia West Virginia
Wisconsin Wisconsin
Wyoming Wyoming

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