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THE FLORIDA STORY ON AGED SHELF COMPANIES:
Most people in Florida migrated from another state. This is the same with many companies who relocate to Florida or expand into Florida.

PROBLEM - SOLUTION - ACTION

THE FLORIDA PROBLEM

Florida requires for information than in other states. This prevents us from aging companies in Florida at low cost.

Most people in Florida migrated from another state. This is the same with many companies who relocate to Florida or expand into Florida.

An annual report with the company’s EIN. You can file the annual report by noting, “Applied For,” but nonetheless, the company’s EIN must be filed. This means we must file tax returns in Florida, with the business licenses. In Florida, the business licenses are filed with the County and the municipality.

When there’s a change of ownership, the county and municipal business licenses must be updated. This is costly and also signals a change of ownership of the company. This change of ownership may trigger a reset of the respected age of the company.

All filings with Florida’s Secretary of State, and all annual reports, and changes, may be found online at SUNBIZ.ORG. This is why an out-of-state company (foreign company) is better than a Florida “born” company. A Florida “born” company is called a domestic entity. Anything out-of-state is referred to as a “foreign” entity even if it’s within the USA.

First update the public record in the company’s home state and then file it into Florida.

I’ve been selling aged companies for twenty years and I live in Florida. I don’t file any of them in Florida because it’s not worth it to my clients.

THE FLORIDA SOLUTION

out-of-state company

You're better off acquiring an out-of-state company and then filing it into Florida. In Florida, the form is called an APPLICATION BY FOREIGN CORPORATION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN FLORIDA. The link is found here and here to the form for corporations. The cost is $87.50 filing fee, Certificate of Status and Certified Copy.

LLC's form

For LLC's the form is called an APPLICATION BY FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY FOR AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN FLORIDA. Google either statement and include "PDF" in case the links move. The form is found here and here. The cost is $160.00 Filing fee, Certificate of Status and Certified Copy. In Florida, you must list the Manager of the LLC, or the members, or both.

listing Manager

You're better off listing only the Manager. The Manager is listed when the LLC is manager-managed. Why? Don't make it easy for people to sue you and take your interest in the LLC.

Call us

Call us at 484.599.1070 on how to restrict information to the public voluntarily while maintaining the sufficient public information to obtain business credit.

ACTION STEP IN FLORIDA:

Amendments

AmendmentsCorpHelp@DOS.MyFlorida.com

Apostilles

ApostillesCertsCorpHelp@DOS.MyFlorida.com

New Filings

NewFilingsCorpHelp@DOS.MyFlorida.com

Notaries

NotariesCorpHelp@DOS.MyFlorida.com

Registrations

RegistrationsCorpHelp@DOS.MyFlorida.com

Reinstatements

FICARReinstCorpHelp@DOS.MyFlorida.com

General inquiries

CorpHelp@dos.myflorida.com

COMPANY NAME ISSUES

If you don't like the name of the shelf company, you have options.
Change of Company Name by filing an amendment? You can change the name of the company but that's not a good idea. So, don't do it. Why? A change of company name will likely be considered as a new company.

THE FLORIDA SOLUTION

The answer is to file a Fictitious Name Registration. Others call it a Doing-Business-As. In Florida, the link is found here. It costs $50 and the Fictitious Name Registration is good for five (5) years.

What should you watch out for? Make sure that the Fictitious Name is owned by the company. Don’t place the Fictitious Name under your personal name.

LET'S PUT IT TOGETHER WHEN A FICTITIOUS NAME REGISTRATION IS INVOLVED

NEED A COURIER TO WALK IN THE FILING TO THE FLORIDA SECRETARY OF STATE?

We used Qwik Courier. Toria Tate is available at 850.284.4584

With a courier, you can get the filing executed in the same day. If you mail it in, then expect two weeks to execute the filing into Florida.

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