Amendment Filing Service
Update information included in your incorporation or foreign qualification documents, such as your company’s business purpose.
Other Amendment Filing Service includes:
- Prep and filing of amendment document
- Shipping of the completed documents to you
Changing your company’s information
Anytime you change information included in your company’s Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, you typically need to file an Article of Amendment.
Why it’s important
The information included in your Articles of Incorporation/Organization or in your Certificate of Authority (if you’ve registered to transact business in other states) is the official information the state has on record for your company. When that information changes, it also needs to be updated with the state.
- Submitting Articles of Amendment tells the state that the appropriate company representatives have consented to the change. For example, amending the business purpose of a corporation might require consent by the incorporator or the corporation’s directors or shareholders.
- Approval by the state certifies that your company met state legal requirements and that the information has officially been changed with the state.
Out of State amendment orders
Amendments for businesses that are not located in your home state are known as Foreign Amendments. Foreign Amendments, require additional documentation by your home state in order to complete the filing. Typically your home state will require a certified copy or certificate of good standing. Dash Tax & Business Solutions will take care of this requirement.
Business purpose amendments when “general-purpose” clause exists
The majority of the states allow companies to use a general-purpose clause, such as “all lawful business,” as the business purpose listed in the incorporation or foreign qualification documents. There are also a few states that do not require any business purpose information to be listed. If the general-purpose was listed, or no specific type listed, you do not need to notify the state if the nature of your business activity has changed. In cases where a specific business purpose (one that explains your business activity in more detail) was included in the incorporation or foreign qualification documents and the nature of your business has changed, you need to alter this information by filing Articles of Amendment.
Not all information included in the incorporation or qualification documents needs an amendment to be updated. For example, some states allow names and addresses of directors (corporations) or members/managers (LLCs) to be updated via the annual report.