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Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

Everything You Need to Know to File Timely Annual Reports

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Updated March 2022

Annual reports are entity information updates due to the secretary of state on a predetermined, scheduled basis according to the statutes and rules of each state. Business entities, such as LLCs, corporations, and nonprofits, must file annual … Read more

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

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Businesses and nonprofits are generally required to file annual reports in each state where they are registered. These reports keep state authorities up to date on critical information regarding your entity, such as contact information, office locations, and officers and … Read more

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

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When you’re ready to expand operations into a new state, one of the first tasks you need to tackle is registering your business with the secretary of state, a process known as foreign qualification. Foreign qualification is generally required to … Read more

Beware of Fake Compliance Mailings!

Beware of Fake Compliance Mailings!

Beware of Fake Compliance Mailings!

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Posted on January 24, 2019, by Cliff Rampaul in Business Compliance, Industry News.

When it comes to government paperwork, everybody’s afraid of getting it wrong. After all, there’s a lot at stake. Being late or submitting incorrect information can land you in serious hot water, and the rules are not exactly easy to … Read more

Your No-Wreck Plan for 2019, With Compliance Checklist

Your No-Wreck Plan for 2019, With Compliance Checklist

Your No-Wreck Plan for 2019, With Compliance Checklist

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Posted on December 17, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

When learning to ride a bike, kids tend to look at the obstacles they’re most worried about running into. And then they tend to run right into them. Where the eye goes, the bike follows.

Over the past months, you’ve … Read more

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

Information Center: Your Go-To Resource for All Things Compliance

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It’s exciting to take on a new challenge and expand your horizons. But it’s a rare person who can get excited about handling the government paperwork that comes along with those ambitious plans—the licenses you need to launch a line

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Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

Tips and Resources for Efficient Nonprofit Compliance

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Posted on September 10, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance.

In each state where your nonprofit is registered, you have numerous ongoing filing obligations, from annual reports to registered agent renewals to charitable solicitation registrations. Each state handles has different forms, deadlines, procedures, and administrative preferences for handling those requirements. … Read more

Forget Sink or Swim — Just Sail

Forget Sink or Swim — Just Sail

Forget Sink or Swim — Just Sail

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The old saying “sink or swim” feels apt when it comes to navigating government regulations. By the time many of our clients come to us, they feel like they’re drowning in government forms and fine print.

While the paperwork can … Read more

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

Reinstating an Administratively Dissolved Entity

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Posted on April 30, 2018, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

If you’ve received notice from the secretary of state that your corporate entity has been administratively dissolved, you’re not alone, and there’s no need to panic, but it’s definitely time to act. Administrative dissolution can happen for many reasons, and … Read more

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

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Posted on December 7, 2017, by Harbor Compliance in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

Demonstrating your organization’s good standing is a normal part of doing business. Whenever you open a bank account, expand into new states, or apply for a license, a certificate of good standing is usually part of the required paperwork. The … Read more

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