Requirements for Out of State Businesses
Foreign New York LLCs have a $250 state filing fee, and require you list a name and address for the New York Secretary of State to send legal notices to. Foreign New York corporations have a $225 state filing fee, and must have a New York registered agent.
When filing a certificate of authority as a foreign New York LLC or foreign corporation in New York, you will need to get a certificate of good standing (current within 1 year) from your home state. It needs to be an original copy unless filing by fax.
If you need help obtaining these, just respond to our thank you email after signing up for our services, and we’ll do our best to help you through the process.
New York Domestic LLCs and Corporations
Domestic New York LLCs cost $200 to file. New York corporations cost a minimum of $135 to file (additional fees apply based on the number of shares and the par value). All domestic entities appoint the New York Secretary of State to receive service of process and legal notice. You must list a name and address with the NY SOS to then get these notices sent to. It’s critical that you provide the NY SOS with a permanent, reliable address where you can get mail reliably. Our clients do not want a permanent record of where they’ve lived filed with their corporate companies. Our clients worry about getting a law suit delivered to them from a mail room in a skyscraper. Once we get a notice, we scan them and upload them to your online account so you can get them in real time during the day instead of after hours in a p.o. box you get mail in sometimes.
You can make these corporate filings by submitting the forms and a check payment to the New York Division of Corporations at the address listed on all the state forms. You can also walk in your filings. Fax filing is available with or without expedite service. You can also file online, which is how we recommend.
Normal filings (faxed or mailed) are processed by the state within 2-3 business days after they receive them.
Once registered to do business in New York, a biennial statement is due on the last day of the anniversary month of your original filing date. Biennial statements cost $9 and can be faxed in with a credit card or paid by check if mailed.
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