A dissolution (also called cancellation) is the way you notify the state that your business is no longer in operation.
What is this?
If you have a corporation, LLC, or LP which is no longer operating for any reason, it is important to dissolve it with the state it was filed in. You must let the state know that it is no longer doing business so the parties involved with the business are not held responsible for any annual fees, taxes, fines, penalties, or other assessments. If your business is still operational, but not in the same state where it was originally filed, you can convert the entity instead, which will allow you to maintain the same employer identification number (EIN) and business history. The details of the business must be wrapped up by filing the appropriate paperwork with the state and IRS.
The process usually involves:
- Filing a document with the state your business is filed in
- Paying the state fee associated with that filing
- Notifying the IRS
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