How to reinstate a Connecticut Limited Liability Company:
If your Connecticut LLC was forfeited and you would like to continue your business, you have to file a Certificate of Reinstatement. You can reinstate your Connecticut LLC at any time after administrative dissolution. You will have to pay all of your penalties and the reinstatement fee, file an annual report for the current year, and appoint a registered agent. The Connecticut LLC reinstatement packet is not available online. You have to call the Connecticut Secretary of the State, Commercial Recording Division (SOTS) to request the LLC reinstatement packet.
Once you have completed the reinstatement packet, you can submit it to SOTS by mail, fax or in person. Connecticut SOTS accepts Visa, MasterCard, check, or cash. Checks should be payable to Secretary of the State. If you submit documents by fax, include the Fax Filing Service Request coversheet with your Visa or MasterCard information.
Connecticut SOTS does not require original signatures.
Contact Connecticut SOTS to request and submit reinstatement documents:
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 you have failed to file your LLCs Connecticut annual report?
You don’t have to reinstate if you are in default because you failed to file an annual report. You just have to remedy the default by filing the report(s). Then your Connecticut LLC will be returned to good standing.
Do you need to get a tax clearance from the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services to reinstate an LLC?
No. You do not need a tax clearance letter to reinstate your Connecticut LLC.
How much will it cost to revive a Connecticut LLC?
The fee to reinstate your domestic Connecticut LLC is $120. This amount includes the fee for the annual report you must file.
Expedited processing requires an additional $50 fee.
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
Normal processing takes Connecticut SOTS 3-5 business days and documents are mailed after processing. Walked in documents are processed normally unless you pay for expedited processing.
You can speed up processing by including an Expedited Service Request form with your filing. Expedited processing is completed within 24 hours of receipt. Expedited documents are mailed the next business day if they are not picked up by 4:00.
How long does your Connecticut LLC 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 LLC?
You can reinstate your Connecticut LLC at any time after you have been administratively dissolved.
If you choose not to reinstate your Connecticut LLC, you can always just form a new one. You would just file new Connecticut Articles of Organization with SOTS. The filing fee is $120. You can even use your old LLC name.
Can you change your Connecticut registered agent at the same time on the Connecticut Certificate of Restoration?
You have to list a Connecticut registered agent on the reinstatement form.
Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Connecticut reinstatement form?
The reinstatement form does not have a place for the principal address, but you do have to file a current annual report and you can update that information on the report.
Can you change your members and/or managers at the same time on the Connecticut reinstatement form?
No. You can change your member and manager information on the annual report that you file with the Certificate of Reinstatement.
What if my Connecticut LLC’s name is not available when I reinstate?
If your name is no longer available, you have to change it by filing an amendment to your articles of organization.
How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Connecticut LLC?
There is no time limit on reinstating your Connecticut LLC. You can miss several annual reports and still reinstate. When you reinstate you just have to file the current year’s report.
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