Reinstate or Revive Your Washington D.C. Entity

Restore your entity to good standing with the state
Washington D.C. reinstatement example

Reinstatement is the process of restoring a delinquent entity back to good standing. Depending on the cause of delinquency, several steps may be required to reinstate your entity.

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Foreign Registration Statement FN-6

Agency fee:

$300

For Corporations:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Domestic Filing Entity GN-5

Agency fee:

$300

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Foreign Registration Statement FN-6

Agency fee:

$300

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Domestic Filing Entity GN-5

Agency fee:

$300

For Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Domestic Filing Entity GN-5

Agency fee:

$300

For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Foreign Registration Statement FN-6

Agency fee:

$300

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Domestic Filing Entity GN-5

Agency fee:

$300

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Foreign Registration Statement FN-6

Agency fee:

$300

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Domestic Filing Entity GN-5

Agency fee:

$80

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Foreign Registration Statement FN-6

Agency fee:

$80

For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Form:

Reinstatement of Domestic Filing Entity GN-5

Agency fee:

$300

What is the state agency that processes reinstatement?

District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs - Corporations Division
Phone: 202-442-4400 or 202-123-4567 (TTY)
Fax: 202-442-9445
https://dcra.dc.gov/page/corporations-division
Email: dcra@dc.gov

FAQs

What is "Tax Clearance"?

Many states require you to obtain “tax clearance” or “tax good standing” before reinstating your entity. This is written evidence that your entity has cleared all overdue or past taxes with the state’s tax authority, often the Department of Revenue or Department of Taxation. States requiring tax clearance request that the letter or certificate be submitted along with the reinstatement form. Depending on the state, obtaining tax clearance can take weeks or months. If you have not obtained tax clearance, Harbor Compliance can contact your state’s taxation authority and obtain your certificate for you.

Why do I need to reinstate my company?

If your business has been administratively dissolved, or has lost "good standing", you may face state penalties, fines, and other fees for noncompliance. Transacting business with banks, government and licensing agencies, and contractors can be delayed, and at a loss of credibility to your business. Additionally, the owners of the business may be subjected to personal liability. Most states allow you to restore your business to good standing within a certain time, and it is important to take advantage of that window of opportunity. Our corporate filing services can help you reinstate your entity.

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