If I started an LLC and never did anything with it in 2 years, is it still a business and, if not, how do I make it legal again?

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If I started an LLC and never did anything with it in 2 years, is it still a business and, if not, how do I make it legal again?

I was supposed to publish something in a newspaper announcing the formation of an LLC but I never did. I didn’t do anything with it and now want to do some stuff.

Asked on May 9, 2012 under Business Law, New York

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In most states one does not need to publish information in the newspaper announcing the formation of a limited liability company. The mere filing of the articles of formation with your state's secretary of state creates the limited liability company.

You might be thinking about publishing one's fictitous business name in the newspaper which is an entirely different matter.

However, you might need to pay the yearly fees for your limited liability company if they are not current in order to activate the entity. The fee would need to be paid to your state's secretary of state. I suggest that you speak with a business attorney further about your matter.


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