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Reinstatements Follow Administrative Dissolution Update Having up-to-date filings is crucial, as lenders are considering borrower eligibility for federal stimulus programs like the Paycheck Protection Loan Program. If your business needs to file for reinstatement, please view the online video tutorial on reinstating your company.

For companies choosing to use statutory expedited services, please do so online if possible. Expedited requests sent through overnight mail will take one additional day to process due to COVID-19 mail handling procedures. If you want to expedite a reinstatement or requalification, see the link below to Expedited Documents During COVID-19.
Payment Protection Loan Programs (PPP) Qualification Information PPP Qualification Information A Certificate of Existence/Certificate of Good Standing may be required of businesses seeking to participate in PPP. This requirement is outlined in an April 9, 2020 online article in The National Law Review. This article also provides information regarding:
1. Paycheck Protection Loan Program;
2. Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness; and
3. Other Implications of Paycheck Protection Loan Program
Please view the article linked above for additional information.
Annual Report Due Date: COVID-19 By law, most Annual Reports and fees are due April 15 for corporations, LLCs, and other business entities. Like many other state agencies, we do not have the statutory authority to extend an Annual Report filing date or associated fees. However, any Annual Reports and fees due on April 15, 2020 will not be considered delinquent until after June 15th. (This applies to corporate and some partnership entities with a fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2019, and all LLCs)We nonetheless encourage you to file online by April 15th if at all possible.
SEC OF STATE BUILDINGS CLOSING TO PUBLIC On March 10, Gov. Cooper declared a State of Emergency related to the Coronavirus.The downtown Raleigh and Atlantic Avenue locations of the Secretary of State’s office are closed to the public until further notice. Most of our services can be conducted online and over the phone at 919-814-5400. For more information on Coronavirus in NC, click here.
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