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Domestic Profit Corporation

A Domestic Profit Corporation is a more complex business structure. As a chartered legal entity, a corporation has certain rights, privileges, and liabilities beyond those of an individual. Doing business as a corporation may yield tax or financial benefits, but these can be offset by other considerations, such as increased licensing fees or decreased personal control. A Domestic Profit Corporation that is organized and chartered under the laws of a state and is considered domestic by the chartering state.

You are always encouraged to consult an attorney to ensure appropriate consideration of all the legal implications of your choice of entity and filing. We stress that this filing website is not intended to substitute nor replace the advice of legal counsel.

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Frequently Asked Questions
    You can register a Domestic Profit Corporation online or within our office via in person, by mail, fax, or email. The online process is quick and easy and the business entity will be registered within 24 hours.

    If you wish to register your Domestic Profit Corporation inhouse, then you can do so by filling out the application. The application has instructions to assist you with filling out the form.

    You may wish to create your own articles of incorporation. You also may wish to use the information pamphlet or guide sheet. This process can take up to 7 business days before it is processed.
    You can renew a Domestic Profit Corporation online. You will need to have the entity number and Renewal ID in order to renew online. If you do not have those items, you may contact our office.
    You can make changes to or update a Domestic Profit Corporation online. The changes that you make will be updated within 1 business day. You will need your Applicant ID and entity number. If you do not have those items, you may contact our office. You may also obtain the Applicant ID on the website, you will just need to provide a valid email address.
    You can amend a Domestic Profit Corporation by completing the amendment application or using the guide sheet to create your articles of amendment.

    You can merge a Domestic Profit Corporation by completing the merger application or creating your own articles of merger.

    You can convert a Domestic Profit Corporation by by completing the conversion application or creating your own articles of conversion. You will also need to file along with the conversion application, the application or articles for the entity type you are converting into.
    You can cancel/dissolve a Domestic Profit Corporation by completing the Articles of Dissolution. There are 2 forms, one for corporations with shares and one for corporations without shares. You will have to pick the one that best suites you. The Articles of Dissolution for Corporations with shares can be found by clicking here. The Articles of Dissolution for Corporations without shares can be found by clicking here.
    You can obtain copies/certificates of a Domestic Profit Corporation by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Search for Images is the 1st option. You will need to click that button in order to search for any scanned images of that entity. The images will be emailed to an email account.

    While you are in the details page of the business entity, you have the 2nd option of ordering a certificate of existence by clicking on the Purchase Certificate of Existence Button.

    If you don't wish to order the images online, then you will need to order them inhouse which can be done in person, in writing or by fax or email. If you make a written request you may use our order form. Written requests for copies/certificates may take up to 7 business days. You may view more information concerning ordering documents.

    You can find out who the principals are of a Domestic Profit Corporation by doing a Business Entity Search, then finding the entity you are looking for, then you click on the details of that entity.

    While you are looking at the details of that entity, at the bottom of the screen you have 3 options: Access Principal Information is the 3rd option. You will need to click that button in order to view the principals of that entity.

    You may also do a Registered Principal Search. If you don't want to view the principals via the website, then you may contact our office for that information.
    You can find out if the name you want to use for a Domestic Profit Corporation is available by doing a business name availability search. You may also contact our office to verify that the name you want to use is available.

    You may also conduct a business entity search to see if there are other business entities that are already registered that may have a name similar to the name that you wish to use.

    Please note that although a name may appear to be available nothing is final until the Division of Corporations and Commercial Code approves the business filing.

    You can reinstate an expired Domestic Profit Corporation by filing with our office the application for reinstatement. You will also need the registration information change form filled out with current information of the business entity. There is a guide sheet available to walk you through the steps of the reinstatement process.

    You will need to resolve any outstanding state tax obligations at the time you apply for reinstatement. Involuntarily Dissolved profit and Non-Profit Corporations must submit a Tax Letter of Good Standing from the Utah Tax Commission with the Application for Reinstatement. Please inquire with the Utah Tax Commission 1950 West 210 North Salt Lake City, Utah 84134 (801) 297-2200 (800) 662-4335.
    You can fix the delinquent status on a Domestic Profit Corporation by renewing online. You will need to have the entity number and Renewal ID in order to renew online. If you do not have those items, you may contact our office.

    You can fix the expired status on a Domestic Profit Corporation by reinstating the business entity within 2 years of the dissolution date. If you are past 2 years from the date that the Division of Corporations has dissolved the entity, you need to start over by filing Articles of Incorporation.

Online Services
Register a new Corporation
Renew a Corporation
Make Changes to a Corporation
Order Copies for a Corporation
Purchase a Certificate of Existence for a Corporation
  Laws
Title 16 -- Chapter 10a -- Utah Revised Business Corporation Act
Forms
Articles of Incorporation
Articles of Amendment
Articles of Dissolution
Articles of Dissolution (Prior to the issuance of shares)
Articles of Conversion
Articles of Merger
Articles of Correction
Articles of Domestication
Revoke a Dissolution
Fax Cover Letter

Guide Sheets
How to Incorporate
Articles of Incorporation Instructions
How to Amend a Corporation
How To File Articles of Domestication
Information on Filing Articles of Transfer
5 Most Common Used Business Organizations

Misc. Information & Websites
What Constitutes "Doing Business" in Utah?
Who Must Register with the Utah Department of Commerce?
Why Register Your Business?
Utah Business Licensing & Registration Guide
How to Start a Business in Utah
Business Name Information
Tips for New Business Registrations
Business Information Website
Service of Process Information
Links to other websites
International Association of Corporation Administrators (IACA)
Workers Compensation Information
Local Business Licensing Offices

 

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