Reinstate or Revive Your New Hampshire Entity

Restore your entity to good standing with the state

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 Corporations:

Agency:New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Notes:

Reinstating a corporation in New Hampshire requires filing a reinstatement application with the New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division and may require payment of penalty fees.

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division
Notes:

If the LLC was administratively dissolved within 120 days, the entity will request a reinstatement form from the New Hampshire Secretary of State. The entity will file the reinstatement form and all missed annual reports with the Secretary of State. If the entity was administratively dissolved between 120 days and three years, the entity will request a reinstatement form from the New Hampshire Secretary of State. The entity will file the reinstatement form and all missed annual reports with the Secretary of State. If the entity is applying for reinstatement outside of three years, it is considered late. The entity will request a reinstatement form from the New Hampshire Secretary of State. The entity will file the reinstatement form and all missed annual reports with the Secretary of State. If the entity was administratively dissolved more than three years ago, consider forming a new LLC. Cost and time are not the only considerations, however, as there may be legal or tax reasons to reinstate. 

What is the state agency that processes reinstatement?

New Hampshire Secretary of State - Corporations Division
N.H. Department of State - Corporations Division, 107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4989
Phone: 603-271-3246
http://sos.nh.gov/Corp_Div.aspx
Email: corporate@sos.nh.gov or annualreports@sos.nh.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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