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Obtaining a Good Standing Certificate or Certificate of Status for any legal entity in Utah 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 Utah Good Standing
For a variety of legal or business reasons your Utah-registered entity may occasionally need to prove certification of Good Standing. When you need to show that you’re in compliance with all applicable state requirements, the Certificate of Good Standing is the document issued by the state that certifies this.
To obtain your certificate from the State of Utah, submit a records order to the Secretary of State’s office. The state will issue a certificate bearing an imprint of the Seal of Utah and the Secretary of State’s authorized signature.
Instead of a good standing, you might want to show that your company was suspended or dissolved and this same status request will certify this. It may also be a business other than your own that you want certified information on. You can also order a certified collection of all the filings on record for an entity, including for example the original articles of formation, the original registration if from out of the state, conversion, amendments, and such.
You can research records using Utah’s online business search and you can find more information about records-request forms and fees at the state web site. To obtain a certificate of Good Standing the next business day, SunDoc can expedite your request!
When Do You Need A Certificate Of Good Standing?
The Certificate of Good Standing represents an important part of your company's legal documentation, and there are many crucial situations in which you will need proof of good standing certification.
For example, if you plan to do business in another state, you'll need to use a Certificate of Good Standing for foreign qualification. As a side note, SunDoc can help you with this process.
You also need a Certificate of Good Standing if you plan to sell your company or buy another company, for certain tax matters and licensing requirements, if you're involved in an acquisition or merger, or if you plan to apply for a business loan or line of credit.
In terms of tax matters, remember that it's possible to be in good standing with your state while still owing taxes, but you absolutely must be compliant with the actual tax process.
As for expirations on your Certificates of Good Standing, remember that certain states will require that your certification is no more than 30 days old or 60 days old.
Certificate Of Good Standing Or Certificate Of Status?
Some jurisdictions refer to a Certificate of Good Standing as a Certificate of Status or a Certificate of Existence. It certifies that your business is in good standing with the state of Utah, that it is registered to conduct business in Utah, and that it is compliant with licensing requirements in the state and all corporate rules. Finally, it shows that your business has not been suspended by the Franchise Tax Board, the state taxing authority.
How To Get Your Good Standing Certificate
Currently in Utah you can order it by mail or in person. In-person orders don't take as long as mailed-in orders. In-person orders require that you go to the Secretary of State office, and the process typically takes two business days. On the other hand, mailed-in orders requests take approximately 5 to 15 business days. Rush orders are also available.
Allow SunDoc to handle your Good Standing Certificate request in addition to any other filings you require for your Utah company. Instead of mailing in forms as other companies do, we hand-deliver and receive documents when we visit the Secretary of State office each day. This saves you time by expediting all of your routine filings.
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