A Corporation Certificate of Good Standing / LLC Certificate of Good standing is a certificate issued by the Secretary of State's Office evidencing that a business either corporation, LLC or partnership has complied with the applicable provisions of the laws of the state, is in good standing, and authorized to transact business or to conduct affairs within the state.
Business often need proof that they are in good standing in order to obtain financing, renew licenses or enter into other business transactions. In order to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing or certificate of existence, business or other organization must be current on all tax filings and obligations. A certificate will be issued only if the taxpayer is in full compliance.
To obtain a Corporation Good Standing Certificate / LLC Good Standing Certificate, your company must be registered as a legal entity in your state and cannot be in default of corporate rules or suspended by the state.