What is a Certificate of Status?
Certificates of Good Standing, also known as Certificates of Status, Certificate of Existence or Certificate of Facts, are often needed in the course of day-to-day business. This document states that a Corporation or LLC is authorized to do business in the state and that its state requirements have been satisfied. It shows the official evidence of an entity’s existence and provides a statement of an entity’s status, legal name, and legal formation. It bears the official seal of the Florida Secretary of State.
Why do I need a Certificate of Status?
- Apply for business loans / lines of credit
- Renew a business license
- Open a business bank account
- Tax or other business purposes