Delaware Jurisdiction Update:
On Friday, June 9, 2017, an employee recognition luncheon is planned for all employees of the Delaware SOS-Corporations Division. Services at their office will be altered this day.
- All 30 Minute and 1 Hour Filings must be submitted prior to 10:00 AM ET, and 2 Hour filings will need to be submitted prior to 9:00 AM ET.
- “Same-Day” or “Must” filings must be submitted before 11:30 AM ET.
- 24 Hour filings must be submitted prior to 12:00 PM ET.
Please contact Fairchild if you have any questions!
In observance of Memorial Day, Fairchild offices and all Washington State offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th. Our office will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th at 8:00 AM. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
Holiday Closure Update!
Holiday Closure Update:
Various state/county jurisdictions across the US may be closed Friday, April 14th 2017 in observance of Good Friday. Fairchild will remain open this day, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Thank you!
CA SOS update!
State of California Update:
The California Secretary of State and all state agencies will be closed Friday, March 31st in observance of Cesar Chavez Day. Please contact Fairchild today if you have any questions!
Recent changes to Department of Health Certificates.
Please see attached for more information.
2016 Delaware Annual Report/Franchise Tax
DELAWARE ANNUAL REPORT/FRANCHISE TAX REMINDER
Don’t forget to file your Delaware annual report/franchise taxes! They are due on or before March 1st, 2017. Failure to file by March 1st will result in a penalty and interest, on top of the minimum fee. Reports can be filed online at: https://corp.delaware.gov/paytaxes.shtml. If you have an LLC or LP, these taxes will be due by June 1st, 2017. Please contact us if you would like assistance with these filings!
WA DOL Internal System is down. UPDATED!!!
Their system is back online and all services resumed.
WA DOL internal system is down due to a Fiber Optic Cable is damaged and was more severe than they first thought. Online system is not affected.
Filing UCC and search for UCC online is not affected by this issue. However, if you were to submit your UCC filing to the WA DOL, your filing will not be recorded until their computers are back on. There is an ETA of Monday 01-23-2017 for the systems to be back up and running again.
If you need help on Filing or Search for UCCs, please contact us and we can assist you.
Have a wonderful day and stay tuned.
U.S State Department Service Update.
The office of Authentications at the U.S. State Department will be closed January 16th (observing MLK Jr. day), as well as January 19th and 20th due to the upcoming inauguration. During these times, no documents requiring authentication can be submitted or retrieved. Normal business hours for submission will resume on Monday, January 23rd. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.”
We can now assist you with your background searching needs. From County Criminal Search to Federal Criminal Search, we offer a wide range of searches.
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DELAWARE SOS Service Update
On Friday 12/09/2016, the Delaware Secretary of State has planned an Employee Recognition Luncheon. This means that all 30 Minute and 1 Hour filings must be received prior to 5:00 PM ET, and 2 Hour filings will need to be received prior to 4:00 PM. All other cutoff times will remain the same. Their office will be unavailable from 11:00AM -2:00PM. 30 Minute, 1 hour, and 2 Hour filings will not be processed during that time, and must be submitted prior to 10:00 AM ET.
Upcoming WA SOS Procedure Change!
WA SOS Procedure Change coming in December 1, 2016.
Please see below:
Upcoming State Closures
Please see above for upcoming Closures.
Have a fun and safe Holidays.
United Kingdom Embassy Closures.
List of UK Embassy Closures dates for Eid.
ARAB BRITISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
9-9-16 to 9-13-16
9-12-16 to 9-16-16
LIBYA, IRAQ, YEMEN, UAE, QATAR, EGYPT
9-12-16 to 9-14-16
OMAN, TUNISIA, KUWAIT, JORDAN, SUDAN, ALGERIA
9-12-16 to 9-13-16
BAHRAIN, PAKISTAN, LEBANON
DELAWARE Employee Recognition Luncheon.
On Thursday, September 8, 2016 an Employee Recognition Luncheon is planned for all the employees of the Delaware Secretary of State – Division of Corporations. State services have been altered.
All 30 Minute and One-Hour service filings must be received prior to 6:00 PM (ET) and Two-Hour service filings will need to be received prior to 5:00 PM (ET). All other cut-off times will remain unchanged.
We will be able to secure filing dates and times until 12:00 AM (ET).
To meet these deadlines, Fairchild must receive all filings AT LEAST 45 MINUTES before the DE SOS corresponding cut-off times.
CA Secretary of State Computer System Down.
URGENT CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE UPDATE
The California Secretary of State is currently experiencing technical difficulties. Their public website is down, as well as their internal processing systems. The scope of the issue has yet to be determined, but turnaround times for Corporate/UCC filings, Certificates, and document retrievals are being affected.
Currently, no ETA has been given for when their systems may be restored. We are closely monitoring the situation, and further updates will be provided if new information becomes available.
Important News!!! My DOR and Annual Report Filing.
- DOR makes changes to annual report filing process
The Department of Revenue heard your feedback and has made helpful revisions to My DOR. My DOR is Revenue’s new online business licensing system where users can securely register, set up and manage their business licensing accounts.
With the streamlined process, registered agents are no longer required to enter letter ID codes to file Secretary of State (SOS) Annual Reports. You must simply create a profile to access your business licensing accounts through Secure Access Washington at secure.dor.wa.gov. Once inside the system, click the link to file the SOS annual report.
This change applies to filing the Corporation or LLC Annual Report only.
Here is the latest newsletter from the Corporations and Charities Division. Please see the additional notes below the link:
Upcoming Events and Alerts.
California – LLC Statement of Information.
There is a new version of the Limited Liability Company Statement of Information from the California Secretary of State (Form LLC-12).
Click HERE for more information on the new version.
Click HERE to go directly to the form.
Delaware – Secretary of State Employee Recognition Event.
There will be an off-site Employee Recognition Event on June 17, 2016.
Division of Corporations hours of operation have changed:
– Employees will leave at 11:30AM and all filings submissions will be processed on Monday.
– All 30 minute and 1 hour services must be submitted by 10AM.
– 2 hour services must be submitted by 9AM.
– 24 hour service by NOON.
Mississippi – Scam Alert.
Newly formed businesses in Mississippi have received a postcard stated that they are in a “Potential Compliance Violation”. They also include a toll free phone number where business owner must call them to order a Certificate of Good Standing. This is a false statement. This postcard is not from the Mississippi Secretary of State.
Click HERE for an image of the postcard.
SCAM ALERT!!! 2016 CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING REQUEST FORM
The Washington Secretary of State’s Office has been notified of a Good Standing Request for newly formed business. This is a scam and the WA SOS is working on this matter and will update their website to warn customers.
BLS ONLINE REPORTING UNAVAILABLE MAY 25TH TO JUNE 6TH.
NOTICE! Online annual report filing for profit corporations and LLCs will be unavailable from May 25th to June 5th, 2016. Be sure to file you annual report before that time!
Department of Revenue, Business License Service will be transitioning to their new filing system from May 25, 2016 to June 5, 2016. During that time online annual report filing will be unavailable for profit corporations and LLCs. If you have an annual report due date of May 31, or a dissolution date set for June 1, be sure to have your online annual report submitted before May 25th to avoid complications in your filing status.
-Courtesy of the Washington Secretary of State-
SCAM ALERT!! POSTCARD STATING- “NOTICE OF POTENTIAL COMPLIANCE VIOLATION”.
This information is courtesy of Patrick Reed, Operations Manager for the Office of the Washington Secretary of State, Division of Corporations and Charities:
“This link is an alert we posted regarding a new mailer. The attached pdf is a copy of the postcard. It appears to be a service company (out of Florida?) using this as a marketing tool. It has started to generate calls and emails in our office from people thinking they have missed a filing. The card has similarities to our annual report post cards and the logo is similar to our AG’s logo.”
Click to see what these postcards look like.SCAM POSTCARD