How to Dissolve a Hawaii Corporation
How do you dissolve a Hawaii Corporation?
To dissolve your Hawaii Corporation, file Form DC-13, Hawaii Articles of Dissolution with the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division (BREG) by mail, fax, or in person. The articles of dissolution cannot be filed online. To file by fax, the documents must include legible signatures, the amount of the charge, the sender’s credit card and contact information, and must specify regular or expedited review.
Submit the articles of dissolution to BREG by mail, fax, or in person. Filing fees may be paid by mailing in the form with a check or by walk-in with check or credit card. To file by fax, the documents must include legible signatures, the amount of the charge, the sender’s credit card and contact information, and must specify regular or expedited review.
Make checks payable to Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.
Hawaii Corporation Dissolution FAQ
What agency do I file the articles of dissolution with?
Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street, Rm 201
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, Hawaii 96810
Phone: (808) 586-2727
Fax Filing: (808) 586-2733
Is there a filing fee to dissolve or cancel a Hawaii Corporation?
To dissolve your Hawaii corporation a $25 filing fee is required.
For expedited filing, an additional $25 fee applies.
Do you need a Department of Revenue clearance before the Hawaii Department of State will accept your dissolution?
No. You don’t need the tax clearance certificate to dissolve a business in Hawaii.
How long does it take the state to process the filing?
Hawaii Articles of Dissolution are processed in about five business days.
Expedited filing takes between one and three business days.
How long before someone can take your business name?
As soon as your Hawaii corporation’s certificate of termination is processed, your business name is up for grabs.
If you are administratively terminated for any reason, your name is forfeited instantly also. So the first step in the reinstatement process is to check on your name availability. You will have to create a new business name if your previous name has been taken.
What is the penalty if you do not dissolve properly and just don’t file your biennial reports?
Hawaii requires that each corporation and LLC deliver an annual report to the Director of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. This annual report must reflect the business’s state of affairs as of each year. A $15 fee applies. If you fail to file the report annually, the corporation will be liable for a penalty of $10 for each year that the report is not filed. If the annual report is not filed for two years, the corporation may be administratively dissolved by the state.
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