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Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing


Louisiana Certificate of Good Standing

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Starting at $39

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Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Louisiana 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 Louisiana Good Standing

Is your company registered to do business in Louisiana State? If so, there are several circumstances in which you may need to formally prove this with a document called a Certificate of Good Standing.


This document can be obtained from the Secretary of State by submitting a special records request form. The resulting document will feature a Secretary of State authorized signature as well as the official seal of the state of Louisiana.


The Certificate of Good Standing can also show that your business is currently in compliance with Louisiana State requirements or that it has been suspended/dissolved.


If you desire records for a company you don’t own, you can also request these. For example, you might choose to obtain a certified collection of all filings available for any company (including original articles of formation or registration documents, for example).


Louisiana’s online business search site can help you conduct records research. The official state website can provide you with more information about forms and fees.


Lastly, keep in mind that SunDoc can always speed up your request for next business day delivery.


When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?


Your Certificate of Good Standing will make up an important part of your company’s legal documentation.


The reasons you may require such a certification range widely. For example, it is required in some tax matters and for certain licensing requirements. It is also necessary when buying or selling a company, applying for credit or a loan, or being involved in a merger or acquisition.


Remember that you cannot be out of compliance with the tax process in the state of Louisiana if you want to be in good standing with the state. You can, however, still owe taxes to the state and be in good standing.


Another frequent need for a Certificate of Good Standing 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 Status?


In the state of Louisiana, the Certificate of Good Standing shows that your company has not been suspended by the state taxing authority (the Franchise Tax Board), is compliant all licensing requirements and corporate rules that apply in Louisiana, and is registered to do business in the state. Remember that a Certificate of Good Standing may be referred to as a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Status.


How To Get Your Good Standing Certificate


You can only order by mail or personally through the Secretary of State’s office.


In Louisiana, it is possible to obtain rush service for your certificate request. If you mail in your request, expect to receive your certificate in 5 to 15 business days. If you present your request in person, you should have it by the second business day.


Next Steps


SunDoc Filings can handle your Good Standing request, as with all of your company filings. SunDoc will handle your filing in an expedited manner every time — just as we do with all filings. We do this by going in person to the Secretary of State office every day, whereas other companies simply mail in their filings. At the SOS office, we hand-deliver or pick up our documents. We’ll do this with any and all routine filings you may require, saving you valuable time.


To talk to a live voice for immediate assistance call us toll-free during business hours at 1-888-595-2747.

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