What is a Louisiana Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

A Louisiana Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the Louisiana Secretary of State which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of Louisiana.

A LA Good Standing Certificate is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes in the state of Louisiana or in any other state. One of the most common reasons that ypu might need a LA Good Standing Certificate is to apply to do business in a state other than Louisiana.

See our  Louisiana Good Standing Information  page if you would like more specific information.

OTHER NAMES FOR A LOUISIANA GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

  • LA Certificate of Existence
  • LA Certificate of Authority
  • LA Certificate of Status
  • LA Certificate of Subsistence
  • LA Certificate of Qualification
  • LA Certificate of Compliance
  • LA Certificate of Standing
  • LA Certificate of Authorization
  • LA Certificate of Fact
  • LA Letter of Good Standing
  • LA Letter of Status

Example of a Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing

Example of a Louisiana Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on a Louisiana Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is a Louisiana Corporation registered to transact business in Louisiana on FORMATION DATE. I further certify that all fees and documents required by the Secretary of State's office have been received and is in good standing as far as this office is concerned.

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How much does it cost for a Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing?

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Need a Louisiana Good Standing Certificate to register your LA Company in another state?

A Corporation, LLC, LP or LLP that is registered in the state of Louisiana may require a Louisiana Good Standing Certificate to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than Louisiana.

A Foreign Corporation is a Corporation that is registered with a state agency, usually the Secretary of State, in one state and has the Authority to do business in another state. For example, a Corporation registered in the state of California that plans to do business in the state of Louisiana is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of Louisiana.

Need a Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing for a LA Attorney?

If you are a Louisiana Attorney or if you need to find out if a Louisiana Attorney is in Good Standing with the highest court in the state of Louisiana, then you will need a Good Standing Certificate from the Louisiana Supreme Court.

If you are a Louisiana Attorney who plans to practice in the US District Court system then you may need a Good Standing Certificate from the U.S. District Court for District of Louisiana.

Need a Louisiana Good Standing Certificate for LA Tax Compliance?

If you need to verify that all outstanding tax liabilities for a Louisiana Corporation or Louisiana LLC have been paid then you need a Louisiana Tax Status Compliance Certificate.

A Louisiana Tax Status Compliance Certificate is issued by the Louisiana Department of Revenue and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

LOUISIANA STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

LOUISIANA BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Louisiana Secretary of State
  • Twelve United Plaza
  • Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Tel:  225-922-2880
  • Email:
  •   admin@sos.la.gov

Louisiana Department of Revenue

Louisiana Workforce Commission