Business Filing to Withdraw a Certificate of Authority
If, by chance, you have previously filed a Foreign Qualification or Certificate of Authority in a state that you no longer need to conduct business, you must file a Withdrawal in that state to protect your company from any further obligations that state may have, such as fees, penalties, etc.
This is another business filing that needs special attention so you can be confident that your obligations have truly ended. Let EZOnlineFiling.com handle the procedure for you and you will have one less thing to worry about!
At EZOnlineFiling.com, we are experts at the complicated business filing process of Withdrawals and we handle all of the difficult steps necessary at the state level so you don't have to.
Just answer a few simple questions on our secure and confidential questionnaire. This usually only takes a few minutes. One of our experts will review the information and prepare the documents needed by the Secretary of State. We will keep you informed, step by step, throughout the process so you will never have to wonder about the status of your filing.
When the business filing is complete, we will send your withdrawal documents to you so you can have assurance your filing has been handled to your satisfaction.
Completing a business filing with us couldn't be easier!
Here’s how it works:
- Complete the Online Questionnaire:
We will ask you simple questions related to your business to ensure a smooth filing. This will take less than 5 minutes and will keep you from guessing whether you’ve done everything that’s needed.
- We complete your business filing with the state:
Once we have Step 1 completed, we will create the documents that the state needs for the Withdrawal. We give them a quality check to make certain your answers are accurately reflected and the actual filing with the state takes place.
- Final steps:
Once we receive your documents back from the state, we will forward them to you along with any other related papers or directions.
Truly as easy as 1, 2, 3! All of the confusing processes that happen in-between these three steps are handled by us. That’s the real magic of what we do!
Q: What does “Withdrawal” mean?
A: “Withdrawal” is the commonly used term meant to describe the process by which a company can notify the state that they are no longer conducting business in that state. The official filing is called an “Application for Certificate of Withdrawal”.
Q: Do I need to file a Withdrawal in the state where my business was originally formed?
A: No. The process for your home state is called a Dissolution, which is very different. A Dissolution completely dissolves your business, ending your status as a separate legal entity. A withdrawal is only done in states where you have previously filed a Foreign Qualification.