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Did you know that as of January 1, 2024, the Corporate Transparency Act enacted by Congress requires many companies to report beneficial ownership information to the US Treasury Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)? Beneficial ownership information (BOI), as defined by FinCEN, is identifying information about the individuals who directly or indirectly own or control a company. Please review the BOI links on our website to see if you are required to report to FinCEN.

Online Filings

The Secretary of State's Office offers many of its filings to the public online. By using the Business Entities Online system, users may file online to create business entities and make changes to their existing entities, search existing entities and registered agent information, and obtain certified copies of corporate documents and certificates of existence.

The Uniform Commercial Code Electronic Filing, Search & Retrieval system allows users to search UCC filings, file financial statements and other UCC documents, and receive copies of UCC documents on file.

The Charities Online system allows charities to register and file required reports online. Professional fundraisers and solicitors may also file required documents online.