November 30, 2015

December 2015 State Holidays

Please note state filing offices occasionally make last-minute changes to their holiday closing schedules. We will update this list as we become aware of any such changes. Date State(s) Holiday Wednesday, December 23 NC Day Before Christmas Eve Thursday, December 24 AR, DE, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MS, NC, ND, OK, SC, TX, VA, WI
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A Beginner’s Guide to Annual Reports Part Three: Consequences of a Missed Annual Report Filing Deadline

CLAS hopes you have had the opportunity to read the first two installments of our Beginner’s Guide to Annual Reports blog series, Part One: The Annual Report Requirement and Part Two: Filing an Annual Report. In this, our final installment, we discuss the consequences of a missed Annual Report filing deadline. From a financial standpoint,
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Delaware to Cease Accepting UCC Filings in Paper Format

Effective December 1, 2015, the Delaware Division of Corporations will require that all UCC filings be submitted to its office electronically; paper UCC filings submitted via mail, courier or fax will no longer be accepted for filing. For UCC filings that are prepared and submitted through the CLAS UCC eZFILE® system:  After performing an in-depth
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October 29, 2015

A UCC Search to Reflect:  What is it?  Why do I Need it?

After filing a UCC Financing Statement or Amendment, a conscientious secured party will request a search to reflect their filing.  A search to reflect is a UCC debtor search of the office where you filed a UCC document, performed after your filing posts to the index.  UCC experts and public records professionals agree that a
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Top Five Reasons for Rejected Formation, Qualification Filings

Whether establishing a new business entity or expanding operations into a new state, a rejected corporate filing can be costly, not to mention frustrating. What follows is an overview of the top five reasons for rejection of formation or qualification documents. 1. Name is Not Available A new business name must be unique. When a
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September 24, 2015

PA Bureau of Corporations Experiencing Technical Difficulties

The Pennsylvania State Bureau of Corporations recently underwent a computer system upgrade. Since the upgrade, the Bureau has experienced significant technical difficulties that are impacting customer service levels and turnaround times. Due to data quality concerns, the state is not issuing certified UCC searches at this time. CLAS is happy to perform an unofficial UCC
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Delaware Early Hours and Cut-Off Times Extended

The Delaware Division of Corporations announced today that their shortened work hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EDT will continue through Friday, September 25, 2015, to allow for overnight maintenance and troubleshooting of their recently upgraded computer system. Reminder: All 1 hour, 2 hour and same day service requests must be received by 1
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CLAS to Sponsor Annual NPRRA Conference

CLAS Information Services is a proud platinum-level sponsor of the upcoming National Public Records Research Association (NPRRA) Annual Conference taking place September 17-19 in Santa Fe, NM. The event brings together public records professionals from across the country to network, share ideas and discuss the latest trends, opportunities, legislation and technology affecting the industry. “CLAS has
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