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Streamline Your Path to Foreign Qualification
Looking to expand your company’s reach into new states? If your business aims to operate beyond its original formation state, securing foreign qualification in each state of operation is essential. We’ve made the process quick and effortless for you.
Top Common Triggers for Foreign Qualification
When your business crosses state lines, it’s important to be aware of the circumstances that may require foreign qualification. States have specific rules, and these common scenarios often signal the need for foreign qualification:
Establishing Physical Presence
Setting up an office, warehouse, or retail location in another state usually falls under the definition of conducting business and may require foreign qualification.
Being subject to taxation, including employer payroll taxes or sales tax, in another state often necessitates foreign qualification to fulfill tax obligations.
Owning property or real estate in a different state often prompts the need for foreign qualification to align with local regulations.
Hiring Out-of-State Employees
If you employ individuals residing in a state other than your formation state, many states consider this as conducting business within their borders, necessitating foreign qualification.
If your business engages in professions or services that require specific licenses, most licensing agencies insist on foreign qualification to ensure legal operation within their jurisdiction.
Offering Services or Sales
When your business provides services, sells products, or competes for contracts in a state other than your formation state, foreign qualification is commonly required to comply with state laws.
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Register your business in another state.
Is your company planning to engage in business in another state? If your business intentions extend beyond minor out-of-state transactions including making management decisions, your business will be recognized as a “foreign” entity and must complete registration. A foreign qualification refers to the process of registering your company to conduct business in a state other than the one you formed your business. An LLC or corporation is considered “domestic” in the state in which it was originally formed yet classified as “foreign” in any other state.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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When filing for a foreign qualification, you will receive a Certificate of Authority, which gives you legitimate rights to conduct business in the specified state. A Foreign Qualification must be completed for each state in which a corporation or LLC intends to transact with. You must submit a registration in a state at least 20 days before completing any transactions. Doing so allows adequate time for the paperwork to process accordingly and the Certificate to be issued.
As with any business, it is imperative that your entity remains compliant with federal and state regulations. By filing a foreign qualification, your company maintains the legal standing or authority to transact business in another state.
The filing time fluctuates based on the governing state agency and state. As multiple steps are involved in filing, it is helpful to provide timely responses for any needed documentation. Most of the states will expedite the filing for an additional fee.
The cost to obtain a foreign qualification varies on each state in which you file as some states require an additional filing fee.
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