How to Dissolve a Corporation or LLC

Dissolving a corporation or LLC terminates your business's legal entity.

Dissolving a corporation or LLC is the prudent thing to do when your business closes its doors. Leaving an idle business entity can require your business to continue to file annual reports, pay franchise taxes, and file other tax returns.

To dissolve a company you file dissolution paperwork with the Secretary of State. In many states you must attach a tax clearance certificate from the Department of Revenue in order for the dissolution to be approved.

Our service assists by preparing and filing the dissolution form. If you need help filing for a tax clearance certificate or filing overdue annual reports, we can do this for you as well for an added fee. We manage the process of obtaining approval from the Secretary of State for you for your peace of mind.

Overview By State

Alabama

LLC:

To dissolve an Alabama LLC, you will file dissolution paperwork with the Office of Judge of Probate and the Secretary of State. You will file Domestic Limited Liability Company Articles of Dissolution. The original and two photocopies must be filed, and submitted to the Judge of Probate’s office. The state fee is $100, and the fee to the Judge of Probate depends on the county. We will invoice you the exact fee.


Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division

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Corp:

To dissolve an Alabama corporation, you must dissolution paperwork with the Office of Judge of Probate and the Secretary of State. You will file Domestic Business Corporation Articles of Dissolution. The original and two photocopies must be filed, and submitted to the Judge of Probate’s office. The state fee is $100, and the fee to the Judge of Probate depends on the county.


Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division

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Alaska

LLC:

To dissolve an Alaska LLC, you will file dissolution paperwork with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. You will file Articles of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company. The original and a photocopy must be filed.


Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

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Corp:

To dissolve an Alaska corporation, you will file dissolution paperwork with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. You will file Certificate of Election to Dissolve (Form 08-460), and pay a statutory fee. Once that is complete, or simultaneously, file Articles of Dissolution - Business, Professional, or Cooperative Corporation (Form 08-461), and pay another statutory fee.


Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

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Arizona

LLC:

To dissolve an Arizona LLC, you will file Articles of Termination - Limited Liability Company with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Arizona takes a long time to process LLC dissolution paperwork. We recommending filing with the expedited processing.


Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division

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Corp:

Dissolving an Arizona corporation is difficult. You will file Articles of Dissolution (Form C022.001) in duplicate, and pay a statutory fee to the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). The Articles of Dissolution must be accompanied by a Certificate of Compliance, which can only be issued by the Arizona Department of Revenue.

Within 60 days of the ACC’s approval of dissolution, Arizona corporations are required to publish a copy of the document in a newspaper of general circulation. This typically takes place in the county in which the business operated, and lasts three consecutive publications.


Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division

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Arkansas

LLC:

To dissolve your Arkansas LLC, file Articles of Dissolution for a Limited Liability Company with the Arkansas Secretary of State.


Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

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Corp:

To dissolve an Arkansas corporation, you will file a form specific to your situation with the Arkansas Secretary of State.

If your corporation has not accepted contributions, you will file Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators or Initial Directors (Form DN-10-A). The statutory fee is $50.

If your corporation has accepted contributions, and was incorporated under the old law, you will file Articles of Dissolution (Form DO-7), with a $50 statutory fee. If the corporation was formed under the new law, you will file Articles of Dissolution (Form DO-10), again with a $50 statutory fee.


Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

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California

LLC:

To dissolve an LLC in California, you will file dissolution paperwork with the Secretary of State. Before submitting the filing, the LLC must be in good standing with the Secretary of State. California refers to this as "active" status. If the entity has been suspended by the state then you will first need to revive it.

The form you use depends on whether all the members agree to the dissolution. If the members unanimously agree then you will use Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7).  If the members do not unanimously agree, then you must file Certificate of Dissolution (Form LLC-3) and Form LLC-4/7.

You can file Short Form Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/8) if the LLC has never conducted business, is being dissolved within 12 months of being formed, and meets several other requirements.


California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a corporation in California, you will file dissolution paperwork with the Secretary of State. Before submitting the filing, the corporation must be in good standing with the Secretary of State. California refers to this as “active” status. If the entity has been suspended by the state then you will first need to revive it.

Dissolution can take place if over 50% of shares have given written consent for to the dissolution, or if no shares were issued, the Board of Directors has voted in favor of dissolution. You will file a Certificate to Wind Up and Dissolve (Form ELEC-STK) prior to, or together with a Certificate of Dissolution (Form DISS-STK).

You can file a Short Form Certificate of Cancellation (Form DSF-STK) if the corporation has never conducted business, is being dissolved within 12 months of being formed and meets several other requirements.


California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

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Colorado

LLC:

To dissolve a Colorado LLC, file a Statement of Dissolution online, and pay the statutory fee. 

In Colorado, all filings can be completed online. Your dissolution will be processed immediately.


Colorado Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Colorado corporation, file Articles of Dissolution online, and pay a statutory fee.

In Colorado, all filings can be completed online. Your dissolution will be processed immediately.


Colorado Secretary of State

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Connecticut

LLC:

To dissolve a Connecticut LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company - Domestic with the Connecticut Secretary of State.


Connecticut Secretary of State - Commercial Recording Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a Connecticut corporation, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution - Stock Corporation (Form CDRS-1-1.0) with the Connecticut Secretary of State.


Connecticut Secretary of State - Commercial Recording Division

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Delaware

LLC:

To dissolve a Delaware LLC, you will file a Certificate of Cancellation of a Limited Liability Company with the Delaware Department of State. Because the Delaware Department of State also handles the LLC franchise tax, you will also have to pay any owed taxes and late fees upon filing.


Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations

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Corp:

To dissolve a Delaware corporation, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution form with the Delaware Department of State, and pay a $204 statutory fee. If your corporation has always paid the minimum franchise tax, you may be eligible to file the Short Form Certificate of Dissolution, for which the statutory fee is $10.


Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations

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District of Columbia

LLC:

To dissolve a DC LLC, file a Statement of Dissolution for Domestic Dissolution online or by paper.

In DC, most corporate filings can be completed online, and are processed in about a week.  Choose our "Expedite" option if you need faster processing.


DCRA Corporations Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a DC corporation, you will file either Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators and Initial Directors of Domestic For-Profit Corporation (Form DBU-8) if the corporation has not commenced business, or Articles of Dissolution of Domestic For-Profit Corporation (Form DBU-7) if it has. 


DCRA Corporations Division

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Florida

LLC:

To dissolve your Florida LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution for A Limited Liability Company with the Florida Department of State. You can file using the paper form, or can file online, which is processed significantly faster.


Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

Detailed Florida LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

To dissolve your Florida corporation, you will file Articles of Dissolution with the Florida Department of State. You can file using the paper form, or can file online, which is processed significantly faster.


Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations

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Georgia

LLC:

To dissolve a Georgia LLC, file a Certificate of Termination with the Georgia Secretary of State. Most applicants file by mail. You can save time by dropping off the Certificate of Termination at the counter, or we can do it for you.


Georgia Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Georgia corporation, the entity must be in good standing with the Georgia Secretary of State. If it is not due to failure to file annual reports, etc., you must reinstate before proceeding with dissolution.

If the corporation has not commenced business in Georgia, you will file Articles of Dissolution (Form CD 400). There is no statutory fee.

If the corporation has commenced business, you will file Notice of Intent to Dissolve (Form CD 410). At the same time, or later, you must file Articles of Dissolution (Form CD 412) with the Secretary of State. There is no statutory fee for either of these forms. 

Georgia does not require a tax clearance certificate, but you must file a final return with the Department of Revenue. This is due 2 months and 15 days after dissolution is approved.

Georgia also requires you publish Notice of Intent to Dissolve in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of its registered office. This publication shall run two consecutive weeks. The cost of publication is $40.


Georgia Secretary of State

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Hawaii

LLC:

To dissolve your Hawaii LLC, you will file Articles of Termination (Form LLC-11) with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.


Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)

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Corp:

To dissolve a Hawaii corporation, you will file Hawaii Articles of Dissolution (Form DC-13) with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Commercial Affairs.


Hawaii Business Registration Division (BREG)

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Idaho

LLC:

To dissolve an Idaho LLC, you will file dissolution paperwork in duplicate with the Idaho Secretary of State. You will file Statement of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company.


Idaho Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve an Idaho corporation, you will file Articles of Dissolution - General Business and Professional Corporations (Form 212) with the Idaho Secretary of State. The statutory fee is $30 if the Articles are typed, and $50 if handwritten. We recommend typing.


Idaho Secretary of State

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Illinois

LLC:

To dissolve your Illinois LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution (Form LLC-35.15) in duplicate with the Illinois Secretary of State.


Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

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Corp:

To dissolve an Illinois corporation, you must file Articles of Dissolution (BCA 12.20) in duplicate with the Illinois Secretary of State.

Illinois does not require a tax clearance certificate, but the state will check your franchise tax status before approving your dissolution.


Illinois Secretary of State - Business Services Department

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Indiana

LLC:

To dissolve your Indiana LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution of a Limited Liability Company (Form 49465) in duplicate with the Indiana Secretary of State.


Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division

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Corp:

To dissolve an Indiana corporation, you must file either Articles of Dissolution Prior to Issuing Shares or Commencing Business (Form 39035), or Articles of Dissolution of a Corporation (Form 34471) in duplicate with the Indiana Secretary of State.

Upon dissolution, you must notify the Indiana Department of Revenue, the Unclaimed Property Section of the Attorney General of Indiana, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Clearance from these agencies is not required, but the state recommends you obtain it in order to protect officers and directors from personal liability.


Indiana Secretary of State - Business Services Division

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Iowa

LLC:

To dissolve your Iowa LLC, you must prepare a Statement of Dissolution and a Statement of Termination, and file with the Iowa Secretary of State.

The Secretary of State does not provide either form. The Statement of Dissolution must include the entity name, and that it is dissolving. Once the entity has wrapped up its affairs in the state, you must file a Statement of Termination, which again contains the entity name, and that it has terminated.


Iowa Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve your Iowa corporation, you must prepare Articles of Dissolution, as the Iowa Secretary of State does not provide an Articles of Dissolution form. The Articles of Dissolution must include the entity name, the date the dissolution was authorized, and whether the dissolution was approved by the shareholders. 


Iowa Secretary of State

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Kansas

LLC:

To dissolve an LLC in Kansas, you will file dissolution paperwork with the Secretary of State. Before submitting the filing, the LLC must be in good standing with the Secretary of State. Kansas refers to this as "active" or "good standing" status. If the entity has been suspended by the state then you will first need to revive it.

You will file a Kansas Limited Liability Company Certificate of Cancellation (Form KC 53-02). There is a statutory fee, and if you owe any annual report fee, you must pay that before dissolution can be completed.


Kansas Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Kansas corporation, you will file according to your specific situation.

If the corporation has not commenced business, you must file Certificate of Dissolution Prior to Commencing Business (Form CP 53-01), with the Kansas Secretary of State, and pay the statutory fee.

If the corporation has commenced business, the entity must be in good standing with the Secretary of State before dissolution can occur. If the corporation was dissolved per stockholders’ meeting, you file For-Profit Corporation Dissolution by Stockholder’s Meeting (Form DS 53-01). If otherwise, file For-Profit Corporation Dissolution by Written Consent (Form DW 53-01). Either way, you must pay the statutory fee.

If the dissolution paperwork is filed after the close of the entity’s tax year, you must also submit an annual report and fee before or in conjunction with filing the dissolution paperwork.


Kansas Secretary of State

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Kentucky

LLC:

To dissolve your Kentucky LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company (Form LLD) with the Kentucky Secretary of State.


Kentucky Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Kentucky corporation, you will file a different form depending on who has authorized the dissolution. Either way, you must pay the statutory fee.

If by the initial board of directors or incorporators, file Articles of Dissolution - Profit Corporation (Form IPD) in duplicate with the Secretary of State. 

If by the board of directors or shareholders, file Articles of Dissolution - Profit Corporation (Form DIS) along with three copies with the Secretary of State. 


Kentucky Secretary of State

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Louisiana

LLC:

To dissolve a Louisiana LLC, you must file an Affidavit to Dissolve Limited Liability Company (Form SS368) with the Louisiana Secretary of State. The form must be notarized by a notary public.

Louisiana also offers a robust online filing system, where you can file dissolution documents, and pay the statutory fee electronically.


Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a Louisiana corporation, you must file an Affidavit to Dissolve Corporation, along with a $60 filing fee to the Louisiana Secretary of State. The Affidavit must be signed in the presence of a notary public.

Louisiana has a robust online filing system. If you file the Affidavit to Dissolve Corporation online, you can skip the notary public step.


Louisiana Secretary of State - Commercial Division

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Maine

LLC:

To dissolve your Maine LLC, you must file a Certificate of Cancellation for a Maine LLC (Form MLLC-11C) with the Maine Secretary of State. Maine requires original ink signatures on this document.


Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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Corp:

To dissolve a Maine corporation, you will file either Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators or Initial Directors (Form MBCA-11I), or Articles of Dissolution (Form MBCA-11) with the Maine Secretary of State. You must submit an original ink signature.


Maine Secretary of State - Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions

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Maryland

LLC:

To dissolve a Maryland LLC, you will file Articles of Cancellation with the Maryland Department of Assessment & Taxation.

Maryland takes a notoriously long time to process everything. We recommend choosing our "Expedite" option which includes the state expedite fee and faxing in the filing. 


Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)

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Corp:

Dissolving a Maryland corporation is difficult. Before you file Articles of Dissolution, contact the Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation (SDAT) to determine whether your property returns are current, and whether you owe any penalties. 

In order for your dissolution to take place, you must file all personal property reports. If you will file Articles of Dissolution between January 1 and April 15, you are not required to file this year’s report if 1) you submit a notarized affidavit stating that the corporation owned no tangible personal property as of January 1, and 2) the tangible personal property is transferred before dissolution and you include a personal property report. If you will file Articles of Dissolution between April 16 and June 30, you need to file this year’s property report. You will not have to pay any taxes if 1) the report shows you owned no property as of January 1, and 2) the tangible personal property is transferred before dissolution and you include a personal property report.

Once you’ve done that, file Articles of Dissolution with SDAT. We recommend our expedite filing option to timely complete this step.


Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT)

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Massachusetts

LLC:

To dissolve a Massachusetts LLC, you must submit a Certificate of Cancellation to the Massachusetts Secretary of State. Massachusetts does not provide this form, and you must draft this document according to statute. The Certificate of Cancellation must include your entity name, date of formation, reason for cancellation, desired date of dissolution, and other provisions (if necessary).


Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

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Corp:

To dissolve a Massachusetts corporation, you will file either Articles of Voluntary Dissolution of Corporation Which Has Not Issued Shares or Has Not Commenced Business, or Articles of Voluntary Dissolution (if it has commenced business) with the Massachusetts Secretary of State.

Massachusetts does not require a tax clearance certificate, but you must file a final report with the Department of Revenue, and inform them within 30 days of your dissolution.


Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth

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Michigan

LLC:

To dissolve your Michigan LLC, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution (Form BCS/CD-731) with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. If you have a MICH-ELF account, you can fax your dissolution to the state, and the processing time will be greatly reduced.

Within 60 days of filing the Certificate of Dissolution, the LLC must request tax clearance from the Michigan Department of the Treasury.


Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Corporations Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a Michigan corporation, you will file Certificate of Dissolution (Form BCS/CD-530) if the entity has not commenced business, or Certificate of Dissolution (Form BCS/CD-531) if it has begun.

If you file Form BCS/CD-531, you must obtain tax clearance from the Department of Treasury within 60 days of dissolving.


Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Corporations Division

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Minnesota

LLC:

To dissolve a Minnesota LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution and Termination (Form MSA 322B.803) if the LLC has not received any contributions, or Articles of Termination (Form MSA 322B.82) if it has.


Minnesota Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Minnesota corporation, you will file a different form depending on whether shares have been issued.

If no shares have been issued, file Articles of Dissolution under MSA 302.711A. If the corporation has issued shares, file Articles of Dissolution under 302A.7291. Minnesota does not require you to file the original, and even requests you file a legible photocopy.


Minnesota Secretary of State

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Mississippi

LLC:

To dissolve a Mississippi LLC, you will file a Mississippi LLC Certificate of Dissolution (Form 11 F0103) with the Mississippi Secretary of State. You can also file your dissolution online through Mississippi's robust online filing system.


Mississippi Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Mississippi corporation, you will file a different form depending on who has authorized the dissolution.

If filed by the initial board of directors or incorporators, file Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators or Initial Directors - Profit Corporation (Form F-0029) with the Mississippi Secretary of State. 

If by the directors or shareholders, file Articles of Dissolution by Directors and Shareholders - Profit Corporation (Form F-0014) with the Secretary of State.


Mississippi Secretary of State

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Missouri

LLC:

To dissolve a Missouri LLC, you must first file a Notice of Winding Up (Form LLC-13) with the Missouri Secretary of State. Upon winding up the LLC’s affairs, you will then file Articles of Termination for Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) with the Secretary of State.


Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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Corp:

Dissolving a Missouri corporation is difficult. First, you must file a Resolution to Dissolve Affidavit (Form Corp. 57), and pay a $25 statutory fee to the Missouri Secretary of State. Once the corporation has wound up its affairs, you must obtain a Certificate of Tax Clearance from the Missouri Department of Revenue ($0 statutory fee). Submit that certificate, which must be dated within 60 days, and a Request for Termination (Form Corp. 47), with the Missouri Secretary of State. The statutory fee is once again $25 to the Secretary of State.


Missouri Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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Montana

LLC:

To dissolve your Montana LLC, we will file Articles of Termination for a Limited Liability Company with the Montana Secretary of State. Montana requires an original ink signature on this document.


Montana Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Montana corporation, file Articles of Dissolution for Profit Corporation with the Montana Secretary of State.  The Articles of Dissolution must be accompanied by a tax clearance certificate from the Montana Department of Revenue. 


Montana Secretary of State

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Nebraska

LLC:

It is simple to dissolve your Nebraska LLC. Simply file a Statement of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company in duplicate to the Nebraska Secretary of State.


Nebraska Secretary of State

Detailed Nebraska LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

Dissolving a Nebraska corporation is difficult. The Secretary of State does not provide Articles of Dissolution; you must draft your own. When you draft Articles of Dissolution, include the entity name and the date dissolution was authorized. If dissolution was voted on by shareholders, disclose the number of votes eligible to be cast, and enumerate the number of votes “for” and “against” dissolution. You must file Articles of Dissolution in duplicate with the Nebraska Secretary of State, and pay a minimum $50 statutory fee ($45 plus $5 recording fee per page).

Nebraska corporations are also required to publish notice of dissolution in a newspaper of general circulation. This shall take place for three consecutive weeks in the county of the corporation’s principal office, or if none in Nebraska exists, in the county of corporation’s registered office. The notice must contain: name of the entity, the terms and conditions of the dissolution, names and titles of individuals winding up affairs, and a statement of assets and liabilities of the corporation.

Upon completion of publication, you must file an affidavit of publishing with the Secretary of State. There is no statutory fee, but newspaper fees depend on the length of the entry.


Nebraska Secretary of State

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Nevada

LLC:

To dissolve a Nevada LLC, the entity’s status cannot have been revoked. If it has, you must reinstate, then file dissolution paperwork. You will file Dissolution of Limited-Liability Company with the Nevada Secretary of State.


Nevada Secretary of State

Detailed Nevada LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

To dissolve a Nevada corporation, file a Certificate of Dissolution for a Nevada Profit Corporation, and pay the statutory fee to the Nevada Secretary of State.


Nevada Secretary of State

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New Hampshire

LLC:

To dissolve a New Hampshire LLC, file a Certificate of Cancellation of a New Hampshire Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-7) with the New Hampshire Secretary of State. The filing must contain an original ink signature.


New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Detailed New Hampshire LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

To dissolve a New Hampshire corporation, you will file a different form depending on who has authorized the dissolution. On all corporate filings, New Hampshire requires an original ink signature. Photocopied signatures will be rejected.

If dissolution is authorized by the initial board of directors or incorporators, file Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators or Initial Directors (Form 32) with the New Hampshire Secretary of State. 

If dissolution is authorized by the directors or shareholders, file Articles of Dissolution by Board of Directors and Shareholders (Form 34) with the Secretary of State. You must also file a copy of this form with the New Hampshire Department of Revenue.


New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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New Jersey

LLC:

To dissolve a New Jersey LLC, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution and Termination - Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form L-110B) with the NJ Division of Revenue.


New Jersey Department of the Treasury

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Corp:

The easiest way to dissolve a New Jersey corporation is to use the state’s On-line Business Endings and Cancellation Service. You will need to know your entity’s Department of Revenue ID and date of formation, and have a tax clearance certificate from the New Jersey Division of Taxation. You can pay the filing fee with a credit card online.

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You can also file by paper with the New Jersey Department of Revenue, which makes the process slower and more difficult. 

For corporations that have not commenced business, file Certificate of Dissolution (Form C-159A) in duplicate with the NJ Department of Revenue. There is no statutory fee. Nonprofit corporations must file this form in triplicate.

For corporations without assets, file Certificate of Dissolution Without Assets (Form C-159C) in duplicate. There is no statutory fee, and a tax clearance certificate is not required.

For corporations whose shareholders and board authorized dissolution, file Certificate of Dissolution Pursuant to Action of Board and Shareholders (Form C-159S). You must include a tax clearance certificate from the Division of Taxation. File in duplicate, and include a $120 statutory fee.

For corporations dissolving without a meeting of shareholders, file Certificate of Dissolution, Without A Meeting of Shareholders (Form C-159D). You must include a tax clearance certificate from the Division of Taxation. File in duplicate, and include a $120 statutory fee.


New Jersey Department of the Treasury

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New Mexico

LLC:

To dissolve a New Mexico LLC, you will file Limited Liability Articles of Dissolution (Form DLLC-DV) with the New Mexico Secretary of State. You must submit an original ink signature.


New Mexico Secretary of State - Corporations Bureau

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Corp:

To dissolve a New Mexico corporation, you must file a Statement of Intent to Dissolve by Written Consent of Shareholders (DPR-SDWS), and pay a $50 statutory fee to the New Mexico Secretary of State. File the signed original and one photocopy.

New Mexico will return a stamped Statement of Intent form. Then, you must file Articles of Dissolution (DPR-DV) along with clearance certificates from the Taxation and Revenue Department (Certificate of No Tax Due), the Department of Labor (Certificate of Compliance), and the Secretary of State (Letter of Clearance). The statutory fee is $50. File the signed original and one photocopy.


New Mexico Secretary of State - Corporations Bureau

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New York

LLC:

To dissolve your New York LLC, we will file Articles of Dissolution (Form DOS-1366-f-l-a) with the New York Department of State.

New York takes a while to process corporate filings.  If you are in a hurry, choose our "Expedite" option and we will fax the filing to New York for 24-hour processing.  Let us know if you need an even faster option.


New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code

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Corp:

To dissolve a New York corporation, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution (Form DOS-1337-f-l-a) with the New York Department of State. The statutory fee is $60. You must attach consent from the NY Department of Taxation and Finance, and from the NYC Department of Finance if necessary.

New York takes a while to process corporate filings. We recommend our expedited filing option.  Please call us if you have an immediate deadline.


New York Department of State - Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code

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North Carolina

LLC:

To dissolve a North Carolina LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution (Form L-07) with the North Carolina Secretary of State. You can file online or by paper.


North Carolina Secretary of State - Corporations Division

Detailed North Carolina LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

To dissolve a North Carolina corporation, you will file a different form depending on whether shares have been issued.

If no shares have been issued, file Articles of Dissolution Prior to Issuance of Shares (Form B-05). If the corporation has issued shares, file Articles of Dissolution by Board of Directors and Shareholders (Form B-06) with the North Carolina Secretary of State. It is possible to file each of these forms online.


North Carolina Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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North Dakota

LLC:

To dissolve a North Dakota LLC, you will file either Articles of Dissolution and Termination by Members (Form 58764) or Articles of Dissolution and Termination by Organizers (Form 58762). The form you use depends on who has elected to dissolve the LLC.


North Dakota Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a North Dakota corporation, you will file different forms depending on whether your entity has commenced business.

If it has not, you must file Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators (Form SFN 13004), and pay a $20 statutory fee to the Secretary of State. 

If the corporation has commenced business, you must first file an Intent to Dissolve (Form SFN 13006), and pay a $10 statutory fee. Then you must file Articles of Dissolution (Form SFN 13005), and pay a $20 statutory fee to the Secretary of State.


North Dakota Secretary of State

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Ohio

LLC:

To dissolve an Ohio LLC, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution of Limited Liability Company (Form 562) with the Ohio Secretary of State.


Ohio Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve an Ohio corporation, you must complete a Certificate of Dissolution (Form 561), and pay a statutory fee to the Ohio Secretary of State.

While this form itself is straightforward, you must include:

  • Tax Clearance Certificate from the OH Department of Taxation
  • Notarized Affidavit of Personal Property
  • Written evidence from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation stating all premiums have been paid
  • Written evidence from the Ohio Bureau of Job & Family Services stating all payments have been made

Contact for each of these agencies is on Form 561. 

An officer of the corporation can sign and have notarized an affidavit attesting that the above agencies had been informed in writing of the corporation’s dissolution.


Ohio Secretary of State

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Oklahoma

LLC:

To dissolve an Oklahoma LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution of an Oklahoma Limited Liability Company (Form 562) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State.


Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department

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Corp:

To dissolve an Oklahoma corporation, you must file Certificate of Dissolution (For-Profit Corporation) with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. 


Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department

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Oregon

LLC:

To dissolve an Oregon LLC, you will file Articles of Amendment/Dissolution - Limited Liability Company (Form 101) with the Oregon Secretary of State.


Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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Corp:

To dissolve an Oregon corporation, you must file Articles of Dissolution - Business/Professional (Form 13) with the Oregon Secretary of State.


Oregon Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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Pennsylvania

LLC:

To dissolve a Pennsylvania LLC, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution - Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form DCSB: 15-8975/8978) with the Pennsylvania Department of State.

You must submit tax clearance certificates from the PA Department of Revenue AND from the PA Department of Labor. The process of obtaining these tax clearance certificates can take weeks. 


Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

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Corp:

To dissolve a Pennsylvania corporation, you will file different forms depending on whether your entity has commenced business.

If it has not, you must file Articles of Dissolution Before Commencement of Business (Form DSCB 15-1971/5971), and pay a  statutory fee to the Department of State. 

If the corporation has commenced business, you must file Articles of Dissolution (Form DSCB 15-1977/5977), and pay a statutory fee. You must also submit clearances from the Department of Revenue and Department of Labor at the time of filing. All Pennsylvania filings must also be accompanied by a docketing statement.

If you filed Form DCSB 15-1977/5977, you are required to publish notice of dissolution in a legal journal and a newspaper of general circulation. This should take place in the county of the entity’s registered office.


Pennsylvania Department of State - Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations

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Rhode Island

LLC:

To dissolve your Rhode Island LLC, we will file Limited Liability Company - Articles of Dissolution (Form 404) with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. You are also required to submit a letter of good standing from the RI Division of Taxation.


Rhode Island Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a Rhode Island corporation, the entity must be in good standing before dissolution can take place. If it is not, you will have to reinstate before proceeding with dissolution.

You will file a different form depending on who has authorized the dissolution. 

If dissolution is authorized by the initial board of directors or incorporators, file Articles of Dissolution by Incorporators (Form 106) with the Rhode Island Secretary of State. 

If dissolution is authorized by the directors or shareholders, file Articles of Dissolution for a Domestic Business Corporation (Form 111) with the Secretary of State. The Articles of Dissolution must be accompanied by an original letter of good standing from the Rhode Island Department of Taxation. This letter must be dated within 30 days.


Rhode Island Secretary of State

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South Carolina

LLC:

To dissolve your South Carolina LLC, we will file Articles of Termination in duplicate with the South Carolina Secretary of State. South Carolina requires original ink signatures on all its filings.


South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

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Corp:

To dissolve a South Carolina corporation, you must file Articles of Dissolution with the South Carolina Secretary of State, and pay a statutory fee. File two copies of this document: one with an original ink signature, and a photocopy. Also include a stamped, self-addressed envelope so that the state can return a copy of the filing.

Unless the corporation was administratively dissolved, a tax clearance certificate is not required.


South Carolina Secretary of State - Division of Business Filings

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South Dakota

LLC:

To dissolve a South Dakota LLC, you will file Articles of Termination in duplicate with the South Dakota Secretary of State.


South Dakota Secretary of State

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Corp:

To dissolve a South Dakota corporation, you must file Articles of Dissolution - Domestic Business Corporation in duplicate with the South Dakota Secretary of State.


South Dakota Secretary of State

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Tennessee

LLC:

To dissolve your Tennessee LLC, we will file a form (or forms) specific to your situation with the Tennessee Secretary of State.  Because the state fees vary, we will invoice you the exact amount after you order.

If your LLC has not accepted contributions, you will file Articles of Termination by the Organizers (Form SS-4244). The statutory fee is $20.

If your LLC has accepted contributions, you will first file Notice of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company (Form SS-4246), with a $20 statutory fee. Once you’ve wound up affairs, you will file Articles of Termination (Form SS-4245), again with a $20 statutory fee.

If your LLC has been administratively dissolved, your entity still exists. If you wish to terminate the entity, you will file Articles of Termination Following Administrative Dissolution (Form SS-4243). The statutory fee is $100.

If you dissolved your Tennessee LLC, but wish to reinstate, not terminate, you will file Articles of Revocation of Dissolution, and pay a $20 statutory fee.


Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services

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Corp:

In order to dissolve a Tennessee corporation, you will file a different form or forms depending on your circumstances.

If the corporation has not commenced business, file Articles of Dissolution and Termination by Incorporators or Initial Directors of a For-Profit Corporation (SS-4423). The statutory fee is $20 to the Tennessee Secretary of State.

If the corporation has commenced business, you are required to dissolve, then terminate the entity. File Articles of Dissolution - For-Profit Corporation (Form SS-4410) in conjunction with Written Consent to Dissolution (Form SS-4255). The statutory fee is $20. Once the entity has wound up its affairs, file Articles of Termination of Corporate Existence (Form SS-4412) in conjunction with Written Consent to Termination (Form SS-4256). The statutory fee is $20. 

Before the State approves your Articles of Dissolution, they will request tax clearance from the Department of Revenue. Any outstanding debt will result in a rejected filing.


Tennessee Secretary of State - Division of Business Services

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Texas

LLC:

To dissolve a Texas LLC, you will file a Certificate of Termination of a Domestic Entity (Form 651), and pay a statutory fee. The filing must be accompanied by a certificate of account status from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.


Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section

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Corp:

To dissolve a Texas corporation, you will file a Certificate of Termination of a Domestic Entity (Form 651), and pay the statutory fee. The filing must be accompanied by a certificate of account status from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.


Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section

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Utah

LLC:

To dissolve a Utah LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution of a Limited Liability Company with the Utah Secretary of State.


Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Corporations

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Corp:

To dissolve a Utah corporation, you will file Articles of Dissolution (After Issuance of Shares) with the Utah Division of Corporations and Commercial Code. There is no statutory fee to dissolve a domestic corporation.


Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Corporations

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Vermont

LLC:

To dissolve a Vermont LLC, you must file Limited Liability Company - Termination with the Vermont Secretary of State.


Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations

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Corp:

To dissolve a Vermont corporation, you will file Articles of Dissolution Form (Form Vermont profit T11A) with the Vermont Secretary of State. Vermont requires original ink signatures on your filing. 


Vermont Secretary of State - Division of Corporations

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Virginia

LLC:

To dissolve a Virginia LLC, you will file Articles of Cancellation of a Virginia Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-1050) with the Virginia State Corporation Commission.


Virginia State Corporation Commission

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Corp:

To dissolve a Virginia corporation, you will file different forms depending on whether your entity has commenced business.

If the entity has not commenced business, file Articles of Termination of Corporate Existence by the Initial Directors or Incorporators (Form SCC751). The statutory fee is $10.

If the entity has commenced business, simultaneously file Articles of Dissolution (Form SCC743) and Articles of Termination of Corporate Existence (Form SCC750). The total statutory fee is $20. 

No tax clearance certificate is required, but you will have to pay any outstanding franchise taxes to the Virginia State Corporation Commission.


Virginia State Corporation Commission

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Washington

LLC:

To dissolve a Washington LLC, you will file a Certificate of Dissolution (Form LLC-Dissolution) with the Washington Secretary of State.


Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a Washington corporation, you must file Articles of Dissolution - Washington Profit Corporation with the Secretary of State. There is no statutory fee for standard processing. You can expedite for $50. The filing must be accompanied by a Department of Revenue Clearance Certificate.


Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division

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West Virginia

LLC:

To dissolve a West Virginia LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution of a West Virginia Limited Liability Company (Form LLD-9) with the West Virginia Secretary of State.


West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division

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Corp:

To dissolve a West Virginia corporation, you will file different forms depending on whether your entity has commenced business.

If the entity has not commenced business, file Articles of Dissolution of a WV Corporation Never Transacting Business (Form CD-7) with the West Virginia Secretary of State.

If the entity has commenced business, file Articles of Dissolution of a Voluntary Dissolution of a WV Corporation (Form CD-6).

It can take a very long time to dissolve formally. West Virginia requires written clearance from the West Virginia State Tax Department, Employer Coverage Unit, and the Department of Employment Security. You do not have to obtain them; the Secretary of State will upon receiving your Articles of Dissolution. Upon obtaining the written clearances, which may take as long as 2 years (yes, two years), the state will send you a Certificate of Dissolution. 


West Virginia Secretary of State - Business and Licensing Division

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Wisconsin

LLC:

To dissolve a Wisconsin LLC, you will file Articles of Dissolution - Limited Liability Company (Form DFI/CORP510I) with the West Virginia Secretary of State.


Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

Detailed Wisconsin LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

To dissolve a Wisconsin corporation, file Articles of Dissolution - Stock For-Profit Corporation (Form DFI/CORP/10) with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. 

A certificate of tax clearance is not required, but you may have to submit a final return with the Department of Revenue.


Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

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Wyoming

LLC:

To dissolve a Wyoming LLC, you will file Limited Liability Articles of Dissolution with the Wyoming Secretary of State along with a statutory fee. You must submit one originally signed copy, and one photocopy.


Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division

Detailed Wyoming LLC Dissolution Info
Corp:

To dissolve a Wyoming corporation, you must file Profit Corporation Articles of Dissolution by Shareholders with the Wyoming Secretary of State. Wyoming requires an original ink signature on this document.


Wyoming Secretary of State - Business Division

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