How to reinstate a Connecticut Corporation:
If your Connecticut corporation was administratively dissolved (forfeited), and you want to continue your business in Connecticut, you will have to file a Certificate of Reinstatement with the Connecticut Secretary of the State, Commercial Recording Division (SOTS). There is no limit on corporate reinstatement in Connecticut. You can reinstate any time. Connecticut SOTS does not provide the reinstatement forms online. You have to call SOTS at the number below to get the corporate reinstatement packet. Once you have completed the packet, submit your reinstatement documents to SOTS. Include a current annual report. You can write on the forms in ink or type your information. Connecticut SOTS does not require original signatures.
Submit your documents to SOTS by mail, fax or in person. If you fax file, include a Fax Filing Service Request cover sheet. You can submit documents in person Monday-Friday between 8:30 and 4:00. You can pay the filing fee by Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash. Make checks payable to the “Secretary of the State.”
Contact Connecticut SOTS to request and submit your reinstatement packet:
Commercial Recording Division
Connecticut Secretary of the State
P.O. Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115-0470
30 Trinity Street
Hartford CT 06106
Phone: (860) 509-6003
Fax: (860) 509-6069
What if your Connecticut corporation is in default because you didn’t file an annual report?
If you are in default, you do not need to reinstate. Connecticut no longer administratively dissolves businesses that don’t file annual reports. To remedy the default and get your good standing back, just file the missing report(s).
Do I need a tax clearance letter from the Department of Revenue Services to reinstate a Connecticut corporation?
No, you don’t need tax clearance to reinstate your Connecticut corporation.
How much will it cost to renew a Connecticut Corporation?
The filing fee to reinstate a Connecticut corporation is $300. This includes the fee for the annual report you have to file.
The fee is $160 for non-stock (nonprofit) corporations.
Expedited processing will cost an additional $50
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
If you choose normal processing, it takes SOTS 3-5 business days. Your documents are mailed back after filing. Walked in documents are processed normally unless you pay to have them expedited.
For faster processing, submit an Expedited Service Request with your reinstatement documents.
Expedited documents are processed within 24 hours of receipt. Connecticut SOTS mails expedited documents at 4 pm the following business day if you have not picked them up.
How long does your Connecticut Corporation have to be inactive with the state before you wouldn’t have any fees, and would just have to start over with a new Connecticut Corporation?
There is no limit on reinstating your Connecticut corporation. You can do it any time after administrative dissolution.
If you do not want to reinstate your Connecticut corporation, you can start a new one instead. Filing a new certificate of incorporation will cost $250. You can even use your old corporations name.
Can you change your Connecticut registered agent at the same time on the Connecticut renewal?
Yes. You have to designate a Connecticut registered agent on the reinstatement form.
Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Connecticut renewal form?
No. You can’t make that change on the reinstatement form, but you can change the principal address on the annual report that you will file with the Certificate of Reinstatement.
Can you change your officers and directors at the same time on the Connecticut renewal form?
No, but you have to list your corporations officers and directors on the annual report you have to file.
What if my Connecticut corporations name is not available when I reinstate?
If your name is no longer available when you reinstate your Connecticut corporation, you will have to file an amendment to your articles of incorporation to change your name.
How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t renew your Connecticut Corporation?
You can reinstate your corporation at any time after the date of administrative dissolution, even if you have missed several annual reports. When you file articles of reinstatement you just have to include one current annual report.
Connecticut Secretary of the State - Forms:
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