How to get a Certificate of Fact in Texas?
A Texas certificate of fact is one of the most important documents that you will be required to submit in order to have a good standing status in the state. The question is how can you get the certificate and more importantly who will be issuing it? We have created a step by step approach keeping in mind, the requirements of different businesses.
1. Type of Business
What type of business are you planning to set up in the state of Texas? Will it be a limited liability company, a general partnership, a for-profit corporation or a limited partnership? Identifying the type of business is important as some businesses don’t require a Texas certificate of good standing.
2. Type of Status
It is important for businesses to maintain an active Texas business status so that they can enjoy the privileges of specific businesses in the state. A domestic or foreign LLC or for-profit corporation can be suspended or forfeited pursuant to Sec. 21.501 – 21.503 of the BOC, Title 2, Chapter 21 and LLC’s can be suspended pursuant to Sec. 101.552 – Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 688 (H.B. 1737), Sec. 102, eff. September 1, 2007. Foreign entities can be forfeited pursuant to Sec. 9.010, Sec. 9.104, and Sec. 9.106 of BOC, Title-1, Chapter 9. Once, a business is suspended they will have to clear their dues, penalties, franchise tax etc., and submit it along with a certificate of good standing or certificate of fact for reinstatement.
You have to provide information specified by the Secretary of the State or Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) in your order request for a Texas certificate of good standing. The following information needs to be provided by a business entity applying for the certificate of status or fact:
- Name of the business entity as filed in the Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Formation, and Application for Registration
- Date of formation or registration of the business entity
- The business entity’s file number as assigned by the office of the secretary of state, unless it is a real estate investment trust
- The name of the Registered agent and their address
- The name and address of each of the governing persons in the business entity that is being registered
- Physical address of the business entity
- Confirmation of payment of all types of fees, franchise tax as well as penalties if any that was due to the secretary of state and Comptroller
4. Order Request
How and where can you get a Texas certificate of fact from? It is issued by the office of the Secretary of State as well as the comptroller and you can apply through the following ways:
- By Mail: You can request for certificate through mail. If you are applying for the certificate of existence then you will be required to mail to the Public Information Response Team, Corporations Section, P. O. Box 13697, Austin, Texas 78711-3697. If you are applying for proof of good standing from the Comptroller office then the mailing address would be State Comptroller’s Office, Account Correspondence and Maintenance, Capital Station, Austin, Texas 78774
- Email: You can email your application for Texas certificate of good standing to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be required to provide information like your name, name of filing entity, and/or filing number, mailing address, telephone number and fax number, if you want to order documents through fax.
- In person: You can also deliver the application for good standing certificate by hand. You can submit your application at 1019 Brazos St., Austin, Texas 78701 from Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
- Online: One of the fastest ways to receive a good Texas business status certificate is by applying Online. We at IncParadise, offer an online request or order option for businesses in the state so that it can be processed as early as possible.
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