Change my business type
Warning: Always Get Legal Advice before any change to your business structure.
- Convert an Assumed Business Name into a Business Entity (corporation, LLC, etc.)
If you are registered with an assumed business name but want to be filed as a corporation or LLC, you must cancel your assumed business name registration and – at the same time – file your formation document (articles of incorporation or organization). There is no fee to cancel the ABN, if you send both documents in together.
- Convert a Business Entity into another type of Business Entity
Because there are legal and financial consequences to changing your business type, please consult an attorney or a CPA before making your change.
One common way to change is to dissolve the current entity and – at the same time – file a new business. For example, to go from a business corporation to a limited liability company, you would file Articles of Dissolution (corporation) and Articles of Organization (LLC).
Change the name of my business entity
To change the name of a business entity, file articles of amendment with our office. The article being amended is usually Article 1, and you simply put the name as you want it to read. For example: “Article 1. The name of corporation is ABC, Inc.”
Change information about my business
Registered Agent/address – to change your agent, you must first obtain consent from the new agent. Use the Change of Registered Agent/Address form for your entity type.
Office, Officer and Address information – the annual report is the yearly opportunity for business entities to update their registration with the Corporation Division (assumed business names update every two years). If you need to change information before the annual can be filed, an Amendment to the Annual Report may be submitted.
Assumed Business Name information can be updated by filing an ABN Amendment.