Reinstate or Revive Your Massachusetts Entity

Restore your entity to good standing with the state
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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.

Domestic Reinstatement / Revival for Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Revival

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Foreign Reinstatement / Revival for Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Reinstatement of Authority to Transact Business

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Reinstatement / Revival for Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Reinstatement following Administrative Dissolution

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Foreign Reinstatement / Revival for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Reinstatement Following Administrative Revocation

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Reinstatement / Revival for Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Reinstatement Following Administrative Dissolution

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Domestic Reinstatement / Revival for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Articles of Revival

Agency Fee:

$40

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Foreign Reinstatement / Revival for Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Reinstatement of Authority to Transact Business

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Domestic Reinstatement / Revival for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Revival

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Domestic Reinstatement / Revival for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Reinstatement following Administrative Dissolution

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

Foreign Reinstatement / Revival for Professional Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Application for Reinstatement of Authority to Transact Business

Agency Fee:

$100

Fact Checked:6/13/17

What is the state agency that processes reinstatement?

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Phone: 1-800-392-6090 (within Massachusetts) or 617-727-7030
Fax: 617-742-4528
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cor/coridx.htm
Email: cis@sec.state.ma.us

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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