It is a must for a company that needs to register as a foreign entity in the state(s) in which the entity is conducting business. This is usually at least the state where you reside, because typically you are either an employee of the corporation or the manager of an LLC.
This also comes into play as an Amazon.com FBA seller and the states you have nexus for sales tax. Also, if you are a foreign entity a state will require that as a step to qualify for a U.S. bank account (which is not easy, but we have a resource).
Both of those events require the corporation or LLC to register in a state where you have nexus. NCP will complete process and provide you with the forms necessary to register the entity in the states where the entity is required to register. They are four parts to this proces.
Obtain a certificate of good standing from state/country of formation. Most states require this step. It is often required by other states to know that this entity is in "good standing" with state of incorporation before they will allow registration in their state. Typically, the entity will register in the state where you live. The entity may be required to register in other states also. This certificate is valid for 30-90 days. This depends upon the state's requirements in which registration will take place.
Check the name for availability in the state of foreign registration. It is important to know the name is available. If not there are options.
Registerd Agent Service in the state of foreign registration. This is required in each state to have a registered agent.
Complete the forms to register as a foreign corporation/LLC in your state of operations. *
*The foreign registration fee is separate from our fees for this process. The state may have other requirements regarding the business license and registration with the department of taxation. These items are not covered by this service.
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