Dissolve a Corporation in Massachusetts
How to Dissolve a Corporation in Massachusetts
(How to legally Close a Massachusetts Business)
Close a Massachusetts Business
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CORPORATE GLOSSARY
 
Administrative Dissolution
Agent for Service of Process
Apostille
Apportionment
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Organization
Assumed Name
At Will LLC
Authorized Shares
B Corporation
Benefit Corporation
Board of Directors
Business Dissolution
Business Entity
Bylaws
Certificate of Existence
Certificate of Status
Certified Copy
Close Corporation
Common Stock
Conversion
Corporate Bylaws
Corporate Name Reservation
Corporate Stock
DBA
Disregarded Entity
Dividends
ESOP
Excise Tax
Federal Tax ID
Ficticious Name
Foreign Qualification
Franchise Tax
General Partnership
Good Standing Certificate
Incorporator
Involuntary Dissolution
IRS Form 966
ITIN
Limited Liability Company
Limited Partnership
Liquidation
LLC
LP
Majority Shareholder
Meetings
Merger
Nexus
Non-Stock Corporation
Nonprofit Corporation
Obligated Member LLC
Organizer
Paid-in Capital
Paid-in Surplus
Par Value
Personal Service Corporation
Preferred Stock
Privilege Tax
Professional Corporation
Professional Service
Proxy
Registered Agent
Registered Office
Reporting Requirements
Revocation
S Corporation
Series LLC
Service Mark
Shareholder
Sole Proprietor
Stated Capital
Statutory Agent
Stock Certificate
Term LLC
Trade Name
Trademark
Trust
Trustee
Winding Up

What is Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution?

A Massachusetts Corporation is created when the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth approves the Articles of Incorporation. A record of the Massachusetts Corporation is added to the list of Corporations which have officially registered with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.  Once a Corporation is registered with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, that Corporation immediately has both reporting and tax obligations which incur penalties if the obligations are not met by the required deadlines.   more...

Why do I need to Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation?

As soon as a Massachusetts Corporation is registered with the MA Secretary of the Commonwealth, that Corporation is responsible for recurring obligations of the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.  If the Massachusetts Corporation does not file reports or pay taxes then that MA Corporation could be responsible for penalties which go up as time goes by.

Unless you Dissolve your Massachusetts Corporation with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth that MA Corporation will be responsible for all recurring fees and penalties.

What do I have to do to Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation?

Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution is one part of a larger process commonly called the "Winding Up" process.   more...

What do I have to do before I Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation?

Things you need to do before you Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation.
  1. Hold a Directors meeting and record a resolution to Dissolve the Massachusetts Corporation
  2. Hold a Shareholder meeting to approve Dissolution of the Massachusetts Corporation
  3. File all required Annual Reports with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
  4. Clear up any business debt
  5. Pay all taxes and administrative fees owed by the Massachusetts Corporation
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What do I have to do after I Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation?

Things you have to do after you Incorporate in Massachusetts.
  1. Distribute all remaining assets of the Massachusetts Corporation
  2. Close all business bank accounts of the Massachusetts Corporation
  3. Cancel all local business licenses and permits
  4. File Form 966 with the IRS
  5. Cancel the IRS account associated with the MA Corporation's Federal Tax ID (EIN)
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How long does it take to Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation?

The time it takes to Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation 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.

Once the initial actions are completed, the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth usually takes around 3-5 business days to process the Articles of Voluntary Dissolution.    more...

How much does it cost to Dissolve a Corporation in Massachusetts?

The total cost to Dissolve a Massachusetts Corporation varies depending on exactly what is required for each specific MA Dissolution. We charge $249.00 plus any state fees for our Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution services. This includes:
  • Same day processing
  • Transcribe minutes of Board of Directors meeting which proposes Dissolution
  • Transcribe minutes of Shareholders meeting at which Dissolution was approved
  • Prepare and file Articles of Voluntary Dissolution with the Massachusetts Secretary of State
  • Prepare US IRS Form 966 for you to sign and file
  • Prepare documents to cancel Federal EIN account
  • Certified copy of Dissolution filing from MA Secretary of State
  • Priority Mail Delivery of all documents
  • Unlimited Customer Support
We also offer these Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution services separately as explained on the right side of this web page.

What do I have to do if I want to Dissolve a Foreign Corporation that is tied to a MA Domestic Corporation?

If there are Foreign Corporations in states other than Massachusetts that are tied to the Domestic Massachusetts Corporation then each of those Foreign Corporations must be Dissolved before the Massachusetts Corporation is legally Dissolved.

Do I have to publish a Notice of Dissolution of the Massachusetts Corporation?

There are no state of Massachusetts requirements for the publication of a Notice of Dissolution of a Massachusetts Corporation.

While the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth does not legally require the publication of a Notice of Dissolution of a Massachusetts Corporation, publication is a good way to notify anyone who might have a claim against the Massachusetts Corporation.  Evidence of publication might prove useful down the line if someone makes a claim against the MA Corporation after the Massachusetts Corporation has been dissolved.
  • We can prepare a Notice of Dissolution of the Massachusetts Corporation, make sure it gets published and obtain evidence of publication.
MASSACHUSETTS CORPORATION
DISSOLUTION SERVICES
For $249.00 our Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution Services include:
Same day processing explain
Transcribe minutes of Board of Directors meeting which proposes Dissolution
Transcribe minutes of Shareholders meeting at which Dissolution was approved
Prepare and file Articles of Voluntary Dissolution with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Prepare US IRS Form 966 for you to sign and file
Prepare documents to cancel the Federal EIN account linked to the Massachusetts Corporation
Certified copy of Dissolution filing from MA Secretary of the Commonwealth
Priority Mail Delivery of all documents
Unlimited Customer Support
A LA CARTE MASSACHUSETTS
DISSOLUTION SERVICES
If you don't need our complete Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution package we offer our Dissolution services separately
check the box next to any option, price will be
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Transcribe Board meeting minutes - $75.00   explain
Transcribe Shareholder meeting minutes - $75.00   explain
Prepare and file Articles of Voluntary Dissolution - $75.00   explain
Prepare IRS Form 966 - $65.00   explain
Prepare EIN cancellation documents - $65.00   explain
Processing fees $249.00
Massachusetts Dissolution fees $121.00
Optional services $0.00
Total cost $370.00
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  • We start processing your Massachusetts Corporation Dissolution order as soon as it arrives.
  • We get your documents to the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth in the quickest possible way. 
  • We guarantee our work.  If you're not satisfied with our Massachusetts Dissolution services we will refund 100% of your processing fees.
  • We've been helping Corporations legally Dissolve in Massachusetts for over ten years.  Our A+ BBB rating speaks for itself!

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