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How To Reinstate A Pennsylvania Corporation


Reinstate Or Revive A Pennsylvania Corporation:

A domestic Pennsylvania Corporation that has been forfeited or expired, may revive its charter of articles by filing the completed Statement of Revival-Domestic (15 Pa. C.S.) form with the Pennsylvania Department of State, Corporation Bureau, along with form DSCB:15-134B(Docketing Statement-Changes), a Tax Clearance Certificate in the case of a forfeiture, and the filing fee. You can download the application for a tax certificate at the link below.

How much will it cost to revive my Pennsylvania corporation?

A Statement of Revival requires a $70 filing fee.

How long does it take the state to process the filing?

It will take approximately four weeks to receive your Tax Clearance Certificate from the Department of Revenue and from the Department of Labor and Industry. It will take the Department of State a week to process the revival of your Pennsylvania corporation.

How long does your Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Corporation?

You may revive a corporation by filing a Statement of Revival at any time.

Can you change your Pennsylvania registered agent at the same time on the Pennsylvania reinstatement?


Can you change your principal address at the same time on the Pennsylvania reinstatement form?

No. You can’t change your Pennsylvania registered agent on the reinstatement.

Can you change your officers and/or directors at the same time on the Pennsylvania corporation reinstatement form?

The State of Pennsylvania does not ask for a list officers and directors.

How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Pennsylvania Corp?

Your corporation will only have a decennial report to file on the years ending in “1”, every ten years. The result of failing to file is the loss of your sole rights to your business name.

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