• Inc business-reinstatement

Return your company to good standing.

Companies that fail to meet their annual filing obligations risk losing their good standing. If you've forgotten to file the right forms or delayed payment, individual states can take action against your business by dissolving your corporation or limited liability company (LLC) and revoking its status.

Your corporation or LLC's status can be revoked for a number of reasons, including:

  • Failure to file annual reports
  • Failure to pay franchise taxes
  • Failure to pay certain state fees

What's more, when your company or LLC loses its status, you also lose the legal protections afforded by that status, exposing shareholders or LLC members to personal liability.

incorporate.com can help.

incorporate.com can help restore your company to good standing after it has been voided or dissolved by the state for failure to meet its good standing requirements.

We'll pinpoint the reasons your business has fallen out of good standing and help you take the needed actions to return it to full status.

When you work with incorporate.com, our reinstatement experts will:

  • Identify any outstanding state fees your business owes
  • Obtain the correct reinstatement forms on your behalf
  • Review your completed reinstatement forms
  • Submit your reinstatement forms to the relevant state agencies
  • Notify you once your company is reinstated

It's important to realize that if your business has been voided for some time, another entity may have taken its name. As part of the reinstatement process, incorporate.com will check to make sure your business name is still available.

incorporate.com doesn't offer corporate reinstatement services in California, Georgia, New Jersey, or New York. incorporate.com can provide you with forms for a Texas reinstatement, but you must obtain tax clearance on your own through the Texas Comptroller's Office before returning the forms to incorporate.com for filing. Businesses should contact their state tax departments directly for assistance with tax clearance.

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Find more details about business reinstatement in our Frequently Asked Questions section.

Call us at 855-236-4043 to get started.

Reinstatement FAQs

What is a reinstatement?

A reinstatement is filed when a company has gone to an inactive or "void" status with their state of formation.

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Why would I file a reinstatement?

If your company has missed an important state filing such as an annual report, or if you have not paid a franchise tax, your company may fall out of good standing with the state. You would need to file a reinstatement to return your company to good standing.

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How can incorporate.com help me?

We will contact the Secretary of State for you. We will research your filing and identify how to reinstate your company, including the cost. In addition, we will help you complete the necessary documents, and get them to you for signature (if necessary). Once you return them to us, we will file the reinstatement with the Secretary of State or other relevant state office.

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