How to Reinstate or Revive Your Business or Nonprofit

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Reinstating a business or nonprofit restores the entity to good standing.

Reinstating an entity begins with resolving the underlying reason(s) the state deems the entity not in "good standing". The most common reasons are failing to file a Secretary of State annual report and failing to pay taxes.

Throughout the course of doing business, companies have various compliance requirements to manage. It is easy to miss a deadline and, as a result, to lose good standing with the state or to be administratively dissolved. Loss of good standing can damage your business’ credibility, affect your ability to obtain a certificate of authority in another state, or subject the owners to personal liability.

After fixing the cause of noncompliance, the next step is for the entity to file a reinstatement ( sometimes called a revival) with the Secretary of State and pay any state fees.

Reinstating 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. Reinstatement services from Harbor Compliance save you time, and take the guesswork out of the process.

Our service assists by researching the steps and state fees required to reinstate your entity. Once we know the exact steps, our team of specialists can prepare and file each required document.

See the chart below for information on how to revive an entity in your state.