Certificate of Good Standing

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We can obtain certificates from any state and D.C. We verify your company's good standing with the state, carefully complete all paperwork on your behalf, expedite your order as requested, and promptly email or mail your certificate to you.

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Certificates of Good Standing 50-State Guide

A certificate of good standing is a document, typically issued by the Secretary of State, that verifies an entity’s current authority to do business in a state. Depending on the state, certificates of good standing are also referred to as certificates of existence or certificates of status.

Certificates of good standing are a common requirement for many types of business filings. Foreign qualification, professional licensure, and opening a business bank account often require submission of a certificate of good standing. Some states may also request a certificate for certain tax purposes.

The Secretary of State will not issue a certificate of good standing unless your entity is current with all required business reports and taxes. Entities that are not in good standing will likely need to file a combination of missing reports, tax documents, and penalty fees to return to good standing.

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