The Business Services Division of the Office of the Montana Secretary of State sent an Involuntary Dissolution Notice to affected businesses this week. The notice provided Montana businesses with the steps required to reinstate a business.
On September 1, 2021, notification was sent informing businesses that if the legally required Annual Report and associated fees were not submitted within 90 days, the business would be dissolved.
If the Annual Report was not successfully filed within that timeframe, Montana law requires the Secretary of State to dissolve the business.
A business can be reinstated by filing each missing annual report and a reinstatement application through the Secretary of State’s online filing portal. A step-by-step list of instructions to reinstate a business can be found by clicking here.
Most business registrations require a Title 15 Certificate from the Montana Department of Revenue to reinstate. A certificate may be requested by visiting the MT DOR Transaction Portal and selecting “Apply for a Tax Certificate.” Note that a certificate is not required for a single-member LLC that is not taxed as a corporation.
Once the missing annual reports are filed and the reinstatement application is completed, the Business Services Division will review the filing, and once approved, the registration will become active again.