When starting a new business or formalizing an existing business, there are multiple types of entities you can form. Below is a list which reflects the choices available in each jurisdiction. Each entity type has a specific filing document and fee associated with it. Business startup checklist.
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Fulfill the state's legal requirement and provide ongoing compliance assistance for the business. Registered Agent service through our designated partner provides:
The registered agent is responsible for important legal and tax documents on behalf of incorporated companies, such as:
BizComply, is a compliance tool developed by BizFilings, for BizFilings' clients. It allows you to schedule and track compliance events. BizComply emails reminders of upcoming compliance obligations.
The goal is to keep your organization compliant with ongoing state requirements and corporate formalities.
You will never forget or miss a compliance deadline, when you use BizComply.
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Once incorporation is completed, it is often necessary to complete other filings to remain current in the eyes of the jurisdiction. The jurisdiction can levy fines and penalties if filings are not completed in a timely manner and the correct fees are paid. If all fees and filing dates are met, the entity is in "Good Standing".
You must be in "Good Standing" to buy or sell the business or engage in other financial transactions.
This is when the entity changes from one type to another. This conversion must follow a procedure and filing of documents with the jurisdiction.
When the business is going to close, filing the appropriate documents with the jurisdiction notifies them taxes and annual filings are no longer required.
If the business has an assumed name or uses a trade name, a DBA filing is required.
If doing business in more than one state, there is a need to notify the jurisdictions that the business is present. There are many criteria to confirm if a FQ is required.
If the name of the business changes the jurisdiction requires a name amendment to be filed.
If the business changes details from the original Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, the jurisdiction requires an amendment.
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If the business wants to change the number of authorized shares and the par value an amendment to needs to be filed with the jurisdiction.
If the business is moving away from an inactive or non-compliant status, the jurisdiction requires a Reinstatement filing.
Various documents and licenses are required in each jurisdiction.
If the business is from outside of the US, an Apostille is needed to certifying the business may legally perform business activities within the US.
This is an IRS requirement for businesses to process financial transactions. Many banks and other businesses require an EIN to transact business.
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This document shows that the jurisdiction has confirmed the business is authorized to do business and has complied with all jurisdictional requirements.
This document provides another true copy of the jurisdictions filed documents.
In most states, businesses are required to have licenses and/or permits to operate. This includes all businesses whether they operate as a sole-proprietor or as a corporation. Failure to comply with these jurisdictional requirements for license and permit can lead to penalties.
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