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How To Reinstate A Hawaii Corporation

 

Reinstate Or Revive A Hawaii Corporation:

If your Hawaii corporation was involuntarily terminated or dissolved, you must file Form X-4, Application for Reinstatement with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Business Registration Division (BREG). If the corporation was terminated involuntarily, the form must include any missing annual reports and payment for delinquent costs and fees. A certificate from the Department of Taxation indicating that all taxes have either been paid or an arrangement has been made for payment is also required.

Submit the application for reinstatement by mail, fax, or in person. Filing fees may be paid to the BREG 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.

What agency do I file the application for reinstatement 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

How much will it cost to revive a Hawaii Corporation?

The filing fee for an application for reinstatement is $25.
The filing fee for a nonprofit corporation is $10.
To expedite filing for reinstatement requires an additional fee of $25.

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

It takes the BREG about five business days to process the Application for Reinstatement.
Expedited processing is completed by the BREG in one to three business days.
The certificate from the Hawaii Department of Taxation takes about 10-15 business days to process. This means that it could be 15-20 days before your corporation is reinstated. It could take longer, especially if your tax records are not current.

How long does your Hawaii 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 Hawaii Corporation?

If a Hawaii corporation fails to file annual reports and the corresponding fees for two years, the Hawaii BREG will dissolve the corporation. Immediately after that, a new corporation could be formed under the same name.

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

The Application for Reinstatement does not give you the option to change your Hawaii registered agent at the time of reinstatement. You can change your registered agent by completing and filing Form X-7 Statement of Change of Registered Agent by Entity with the Hawaii BREG or in your annual report.

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

The Application for Reinstatement does not give you the option of changing your Hawaii registered agent at the time of reinstatement. You can change your principal address in your annual report or by completing and filing the Change of Address Form with the BREG. The form is in your account when you sign up for Hawaii registered agent service.

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

The Application for Reinstatement does not give you the option of changing your officers or directors at the time of reinstatement. You can change your officers and directors in your corporations annual report.

How many annual reports can you miss before you can’t revive your Hawaii Corporation?

You can reinstate a business for up to two years after the involuntary dissolution of the entity.

BREG Forms:

http://cca.hawaii.gov/breg/registration/

Filings reports online:

http://hbe.ehawaii.gov/annuals/welcome.html

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