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Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Connecticut is a smooth process with SunDoc Filings. We know your time is valuable, so we make it our priority to expedite your request and our online ordering system is easy to use and secure. Click on the state below to compare time frames and cost with other companies and see why SunDoc Filings is the number one choice.
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How to obtain a Connecticut Good Standing
The Certificate of Legal Existence document is an official state document that proves a company can legally conduct business in the state of Connecticut. It also proves compliance with state requirements in Connecticut and serves other legal and business purposes as well.
For example, instead of showing good standing, it's possible you’ll need the document to show the past suspension or dissolution of your company.
You can submit a records request order to the Secretary of State in order to obtain a Certificate of Legal Existence. The resulting certificate will bear an authorized signature from the A Secretary of State secretary of state of Connecticut as well as an imprint of the state seal.
Go here to find out more about fees and obtaining a records request form for your order. The online business search site can be used to conduct records research.
In some cases, you can order a certified collection of on-record filings for entities that are not your own. This might include conversion, out-of-state original registration forms, amendments, and original articles of formation.
If you need your Certificate of Legal Existence next business day, SunDoc is here to expedite your order.
When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?
You may need a Certificate of Legal Existence if you're involved in a merger or acquisition, or if you're buying a company outright, or selling yours. The Certificate of Legal Existence will form part of the legal documentation of the entity.
Typically, applying for a business loan or line of credit will require Certificate of Legal Existence. Tax matters also can require it - note that you can owe taxes and still be in good standing with Connecticut, you just can't be out of compliance with any of the tax process. Certain licensing requirements may also ask for Certificate ofLegal Existence.
Another frequent need for a Certificate of Legal Existence is to register to do business in another state (see how 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 Legal Existence?
In Connecticut, 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, the Franchise Tax Board.
The Certificate of Legal Existence in other jurisdictions may also be referred to as a Certificate of Good Standing or of Status.
How To Get Your Certificate Of Existence
In the state of Connecticut, it is not currently possible to order a Certificate of Legal Existence electronically. Ordering personally at the Secretary of State office or by mail is possible, however.
If you need your request rushed, Connecticut can offer rush servicing. A mailed-in request will generally take 5 to 15 business days, and an in-person request will generally be available by the next business day.
Many filing companies mail in their forms, which takes a long time. Unlike these companies SunDoc Filings makes it easy to personally hand-deliver and receive your documents at the Secretary of State office. We do all of our filings this way, including our Certificate of Legal Existence requests. Allow us to handle all of your company filings.
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