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How To Reinstate A Washington Corporation


Reinstate Or Revive A Washington Corporation:

There is no form available online for reinstating your Washington corporation. However, you can contact the Washington Secretary of State’s office; they will provide you with a Reinstatement form and calculate your fee. Call the Corporations Division at (360) 725-0377.

How much will it cost to revive a Washington corporation?

To revive your Washington corporation, you will need to call the Washington Secretary of State, Corporation Division to find out the specific filing fees required. The phone number to call for the reinstatement information is (360) 725-0377. The corporation will have to pay all fees and penalties that have been assessed during the period of dissolution, plus a reinstatement surcharge, which is currently $140. After 5 years, you would have to start over with the normal Washington corporation filing fee.

Expedited service is available for additional $50.

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

Reinstatements will be processed in approximately one month. You can request expedited service that usually means your document will be processed in three or four days; one week max.

You will want to request a file stamped copy in your cover letter.

How long does your Washington 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 Washington Corporation?

In Washington you can reinstate a business within five years of dissolution. After 5 years, you would have to re-file as a totally new corporation.

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

You have to attach a Statement of Change Registered Agent/ Office form to your reinstatement. It is pretty easy to change your Washington registered agent to Northwest.

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

Yes, you can change your address on the reinstatement.

Can you change your officers and directors at the same time on the Washington reinstatement form?

Yes. You can provide changes on the reinstatement form.

How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Washington corporation?

You can miss up to five annual reports before you can no longer revive your Washington corporation. If you wish to revive your Washington corporation more than five years after your dissolution date, you must re-file as a new entity.

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