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How to obtain a Arizona Good Standing
If you need to know the status of a business in the state of Arizona, you'll likely need a document called the Certificate of Good Standing. This is a document issued by the state of Arizona that can prove a given business is registered to conduct business in Arizona and that it is in compliance with applicable Arizona State requirements.
A Certificate of Good Standing will bear the authorized signature of the secretary of state of Arizona and an imprint of Arizona's state seal. It can be obtained by submitting a records order to the office of the Secretary of State of Arizona.
Many times, a Certificate of Good Standing is needed to show that a company has already been dissolved or suspended. Again, a records order must be submitted, which makes the same request. If you're looking to obtain other filings on record for a specific company or entity, the same protocol goes. You can even look up a business that is not your own. You can obtain all sorts of documents, as long as they are in record, including a company’s original registration if it is from another state, original articles of formation, amendments, conversion, etc.
Find additional information about how to make records requests (including fees and forms) on the state of Arizona's website. You can use their online business search to conduct your research as well.
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When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?
Companies in the state of Arizona may need to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing for a variety of reasons.
First, you may need good standing certification if you plan to apply for a line of credit or a business loan, or if your company is involved in an acquisition or merger. If you plan to sell your own company or buy a new business outright, the certification is also required. Additionally, specific licensing requirements or tax matters concerning your business can require this certification.
In terms of tax matters, you can owe taxes and still remain in good standing with the state of Arizona. At the same time, you can't be out of compliance with the tax process in the state.
Generally speaking, your good standing certification will be an integral part of your company's legal documentation.
Another common reason for needing good standing certification is when registering to conduct out-of-state business (SunDoc Filings can help you with foreign qualification). You will have to determine your full documentation requirements, including expirations. Some states for example require certified status to be less than 30 days old, while some allow 60 days.
Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Status?
The Certificate of Good Standing in other jurisdictions may also be referred to as a Certificate of Status or of Existence. In Arizona, it shows that an entity is registered to do business in the state, is in compliance with applicable corporate rules and licensing requirements, and has not been suspended by the state taxing authority.
How To Get Your Good Standing Certificate
Some states offer a way to order a Certificate of Good Standing electronically, in which case you can only order by mail or personally through the state office.
Requests presented in person can generally be processed by the second business day, while mailed-in requests take 5-15 business days. Arizona does offer a Rush service for Good Standing requests.
Allow SunDoc to handle your Good Standing request. Unlike other companies who mail in their forms, we go directly to the office of the Secretary of State to pick up forms or hand deliver them in person. We do this several times a day. Any routine filings you may require will be handled in this expedited manner, saving you valuable time!
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