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California Secretary Of State Releases 2018 State Holiday Closure Schedule

December 11, 2017

The California Secretary of State has released its holiday closure schedule for 2018. See state closure dates below for planning purposes. 2017 State Holiday Schedule (Remaining) Monday, December 25 - Christmas Day 2018 State Holiday Schedule Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, February 19 – President’s Day Friday, March 30 - Cesar Chavez Day (Observed) Monday,…READ MORE


California SB2 Signed Into Law New $75 Fee Increase On Certain Document Recordings

December 07, 2017

California Senate Bill 2 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 29, 2017 and will take effect January 1, 2018. It creates a $75 fee on certain real estate transaction documents when they are recorded, capped at $225 per transaction. The fee does not apply to sales of residential and commercial properties but instead to other transactions like mortgage refinancing and county fixture filings. You can download a copy…READ MORE


Important Notice: Washington Secretary Of State

November 16, 2017

The Washington Secretary of State launched its new Corporations and Charities Filing System on Monday, November 13th. Along with many services migrating to the new system, please note the State also changed procedures for issuing corporate filing dates. The current filing system issues the date of submission as the ‘filed’ date for all corporate documents; the new system will use the document completion date within the system as…READ MORE


Holiday Schedule for the Delaware Secretary of State

November 02, 2017

Below is the holiday schedule direct from the Delaware Secretary of State for the remainder of the year and the start of 2018.  The DE SOS’ global filing service is in effect if file dates are required for the days the Division will be closed. Friday, November 10, 2017 State Holiday – Veterans Day (observed) – The Division of Corporations will be closed.**  Wednesday, November 22, 2017 There will be no change in the…READ MORE


Business Entity Legislation From The State Of Washington

July 25, 2017

The state of Washington (Laws of 2017) has enacted the following Business Entity legislation, effective July 23, 2017: Senate Bill 5011 - Business Corporation Act Amendments Authorizes ratification of defective corporate acts, including over-issuances of stock, with a related required filing of an Articles of Validation if the defective act that is validated required a filing to be made Authorizes parent/subsidiary mergers with…READ MORE


Delaware To Increase UCC XML Fee, Maximum Tax For Corporations Increased

July 18, 2017

There are two items to report out of the Secretary of State of Delaware. First, the fee for a UCC XML filing is increasing from $30 to $50 effective 8/1/2017. The current fee options for UCC XML filings are below, taken from the Delaware SOS site. UCC-1 and UCC-3 $100.00 (1-4 page document) submitted through Authorized UCC Filer $100.00 plus $2.00 per page in excess of 4 pages submitted through Authorized UCC Filer $30.00…READ MORE


Reminder: Due June 1, 2017 – Delaware LLC/LP Franchise Tax Payment

May 22, 2017

Every June 1st all Delaware LLC/LP’s registered to do business are required to pay their $300 annual Franchise Taxes with the Secretary of State’s office for the 2016 calendar year. Failure to make this payment by the end of business June 1 will result in a $200 penalty the very next day as well as interest accruing at 1.5% monthly until payment is made. If non-payment persists, the Secretary of State will revoke your entity causing…READ MORE


New “Re-Recording” Law To Take Effect In California January 1, 2017

December 28, 2016

The new law, AB 1974, is effective January 01, 2017 and regards "Re-Recording" a Document in the state of California. AB 1974- This bill establishes requirements for standardization in the re-recording of documents. Re-recorded documents must be executed and acknowledged or verified as new documents, unless otherwise exempted as follows: Document is exempt under Government Code Section 27287. The instrument, paper…READ MORE


California Secretary Of State Releases 2017 Holiday State Closure Schedule

December 23, 2016

The California Secretary of State has released its holiday schedule for 2017. See state closure dates below for planning purposes. January 2 – New Year’s Day January 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 20 – Presidents Day March 31 – Cesar Chavez Day May 29 – Memorial Day July 4 – Independence Day September 4 – Labor Day November 10 – Veterans Day (observed) November 23-24 – Thanksgiving December…READ MORE


Delaware Secretary of State Year End/Early New Year Holiday Closures

November 04, 2016

The below is a list of dates the Delaware Secretary of State will be closed throughout 2016 and beginning of 2017: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 State Holiday – Election Day – The Division of Corporations will be closed Friday, November 11, 2016 State Holiday – Veterans Day – The Division of Corporations will be closed Thursday, November 24 & Friday, November 25, 2016 State Holidays - Thanksgiving Day and day after Thanksgiving…READ MORE