ERRORS: What appears on the file or receipt does not match
what you submitted because SDAT keyed the information incorrectly. Be
specific describing our error, how we entered it, how it should read, and include the entity's exact name and date of the
FEES: Be specific about what you are filing (Articles of
Incorporation for a Stock Corporation, Articles of Incorporation for a Tax
Exempt Corporation, Articles of Organization, Etc.), expedited or regular service,
certified copy, Certificate of Status, how many pages, etc. For stock
corporations include the number of shares and the par value for each share.
For Amendments which increase stock, give the data both before the
amendment and after amendment.
COPIES: Inquires about the status of a copy order or how to
order copies for documents filed prior to 2001.
STATUS: Inquires as to why the entity is not in Good Standing
and what needs to be done to return the entity to that status. Use exact name
and SDAT ID number (if known). EIN' s do not help.
WORK IN PROGRESS: Try searching the online database before contacting the division. Information we require to check recent submissions
includes: (1) was this expedited or regular service,(2) what form was filed
(Articles of Incorporation, Articles of Organization, Etc.),( 3) what is the
exact name of the entity (ABC, Inc), (4) the date you mailed it or faxed it and
(5) was a check included and if so, what was the amount of the check? NOTE:
These will not be addressed until after 5 business days for
expedited work. We are not able to look up the status of regular non-expedited filings.
REINSTATE/CANCEL; REQUALIFY/TERMINATE: If you are trying to reopen or close an entity that
is/was filed with SDAT, include the exact name, and SDAT ID # (if available) in
NAME AVAILABLE: In your inquiry give the exact name including ending
(INC, LLC, Etc.).
TRADE NAME: Inquiries about a Trade Name filing already made, name
availability, filing fee and how to complete the form.
SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS: Inquiries about how to start a business when you don't
want to have a separate entity (Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Etc.),
also what forms to file and who to contact.
For inquiries not listed above email Charterhelp@dat.state.md.us
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