Massachusetts Certificate of Good Standing

This important document proves that your entity exists and is in compliance with state requirements.

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Certificate of Good Standing

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Official Massachusetts Certificate of Good Standing


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Certificate of Good Standing for a Domestic Entity

The contents of the Massachusetts Good Standing Certificate for a domestic entity include the following elements:

  • The date of filing articles of incorporation / date of organization
  • For a LLC - A statement that no cancellation has been filed, and that the limited liability company is authorized to exercise all its powers and privileges and is in good legal standing.
  • For a Corporation - That there is no record that the corporation has been dissolved or that corporation's existence has been terminated by merger, and that according to the records of Secretary of State, the corporation is authorized to exercise all its rights and privileges and is in good legal standing in Massachusetts.

Certificate of Good Standing for a Foreign Entity

The contents of the Massachusetts Good Standing Certificate for a foreign entity include the following elements:

  • State of organization /Domestic state
  • Entity name
  • Date of registration
  • For a LLC - A statement that its registration has not been canceled; and a statement that it is entitled to transact business in Massachusetts, subject to any licensing requirements
  • For a Corporation – That the corporation is authorized to transact business in Massachusetts and that corporation is in good legal standing in Massachusetts

What is a Certificate of Good Standing?

A certificate of good standing is a state-issued document that proves your business exists and has maintained compliance with all state requirements, such as filing annual reports and paying franchise taxes.  Some states also refer to this document as a “certificate of status”,  "certificate of subsistence", "certificate of existence", "standing certificate" or a "certificate of authorization".

When is a Certificate of Good Standing needed?

You'll need a certificate of good standing when your business expands to another state (otherwise known as foreign qualification) or when you wish to obtain or renew certain types of financing, loans, or licenses, as in the case of a merger acquisition.

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