Elevate your business in Utah with our comprehensive guide on amending your Articles of Incorporation. Explore the crucial steps and insights to adapt and optimize your company’s structure for sustained success.
Changes occur in businesses every day. It’s no surprise that the basic information about a business at the time of formation may conflict with the basic information about the same business years down the road. But how does a corporation make these changes?
Let’s take a look at the process for amending your Utah Articles of Incorporation, and how we can help.
Utah requires corporations to file Articles of Incorporation (AOI) when they form. The Articles of Incorporation must contain:
Incorporators have the option of including additional information, such as:
A failure to include the required information can result in your Articles of Incorporation filing being denied by the state.
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The Articles of Incorporation legally register your business to operate within the State of Utah. The AOI provides the state with important information about your business, including where to contact you, the name and address of your registered agent, and the number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue. When any of this information changes, giving the state new, updated information prevents you from missing important correspondence concerning your corporation.
If your corporation undergoes changes that alter the information included in the Articles of Incorporation, you have to update the state regarding those changes. A failure to do so can result in your business losing its good standing status with the state, making it impossible for your corporation to obtain a Certificate of Existence. A Certificate of Existence, also known as a Certificate of Good Standing, indicates that your corporation is registered with the State of Utah and has met the compliance requirements for the state.
There are situations where other businesses or individuals may want proof of a Certificate of Existence prior to engaging in business with your corporation. The need for a Certificate of Existence can arise in a number of circumstances, including:
The inability to obtain a Certificate of Existence can negatively affect several aspects of your corporation, from expanding your operations to obtaining funding for your business.
Utah allows corporations to file Articles of Amendment updating the information that was initially included in the Articles of Incorporation. Any information that could’ve been added to the Articles of Incorporation can be included in the Articles of Amendment. The Articles of Amendment can alter:
If the board of directors adopts the amendment without shareholder approval, the Secretary of State requires a statement verifying the change and that shareholder approval isn’t required. If the amendment received shareholder approval, the state requires an indication of the process used to determine the approval.
Not all changes can be included in your Articles of Amendment. For changes to your registered agent or business address information, you must instead file a Corporation Registration Information Change Form.
Filing Articles of Amendment allows your corporation to update the state regarding important aspects of the business, including contact information, your registered agent, and the issuance of more shares. Whether your business is just getting started or on its way to expansion, we are here to help.
Utah requires corporations to list a registered agent on their Articles of Incorporation that can be available during regular business hours to receive legal service and other important correspondence. We offer registered agent services to connect you with a registered agent in your area.
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Whatever your compliance or business formation needs are, we offer services to make running your corporation smoother.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
Both for-profit and nonprofit corporations need to file Articles of Amendment to alter the information contained in their Articles of Incorporation.
The cost of filing Articles of Amendment changes regularly. The state’s business portal contains the most up-to-date pricing information.
Utah requires Articles of Amendment to be filed by an authorized corporate officer who has to provide his or her signature on the amendment.
Utah allows Articles of Amendment to be filed online, in person, or by mail.
No. Utah requires corporations to submit an annual report each year, regardless of whether the corporation made any changes. Articles of Amendment become necessary only when there is a change to the information contained in the original Articles of Incorporation.
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