Dissolve your LLC or corporation
If your business will no longer be operating in its home state, or the state in which you formed the entity,
dissolving the entity officially terminates your company’s affairs in a state.
Generally, dissolving a business entity requires obtaining tax clearance from the Department of Revenue and
filing Articles of Dissolution with the Department of State.
Harbor Compliance makes dissolving your business painless. We will prepare the necessary forms and can
obtain tax clearance for your business, as you end business operations.
Harbor Compliance helps you dissolve your business. We simplify the process by assisting you with the
- Contact the Secretary of State and Department of Revenue to understand your entity’s dissolution
- Determine any past due filings, including annual reports
- Identify filings required to dissolve and the associated fees and penalties
- Prepare and file Articles of Dissolution with the state
- Provide the exact service fees for Harbor Compliance to prepare and submit additional filings
We can also assist with the following:
- Obtaining tax clearance for your business
Filing overdue annual reports
- Serving as registered agent for the dissolution process
How we help
Dissolving a business requires filing with the Secretary of State, and often with the Department of Revenue
or Taxation. Researching your business’ unique requirements, and preparing all of the filings takes hours of
your executives’ time. Dissolution services from Harbor Compliance save you time as you wind up company
When you sign up for our service, a corporate filing specialist contacts you within one business day. We
contact various state agencies on your behalf to identify the exact steps necessary to dissolve your
business. Your specialist informs you of additional filing fees and our flat fees to prepare and file your
applications. Your specialist completes each necessary step and sends you confirmation when your business
has been dissolved.
What is Tax Clearance?
Depending on your state, and the type of entity you are dissolving, you may be required to obtain tax
clearance from your state’s Department of Revenue or taxation authority. If this is required, you can add
this to your service, and a Harbor Compliance specialist will obtain tax clearance for your business.
Dissolution vs. Withdrawal
The term “dissolution” typically refers to domestic entities who are winding up affairs in their home state,
and shutting their doors. If you have an out-of-state entity, and wish to wrap up affairs in that state, you
will “withdraw” from the state or “cancel” your foreign registration. For more information on withdrawing
your entity, please visit our service page.
Why do I need to dissolve my business?
As companies go out of business, often the last thing on their mind is filing dissolution paperwork with the
state. As a result, many businesses are administratively (or involuntarily) dissolved by the state for
failure to maintain good standing, or to keep up with compliance requirements.
Companies that are involuntarily dissolved often face state penalties, and the owners face a loss of
liability protection. Entities that are not in good standing also run the risk of default judgment in court.
Filing dissolution paperwork with the state ends the life of your corporate entity cleanly, and reduces your
risk of penalties, as you wrap up your day-to-day business affairs.
Why should I use Harbor Compliance to dissolve my business?
Dissolving your business can take weeks, even months, as you wind up business affairs, and file with
multiple government agencies. Harbor Compliance specializes in navigating this process, and will complete
your government filings as you terminate affairs.