Certificate of Good Standing Oklahoma

An Oklahoma certificate of good standing verifies that a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation was legally formed and has been properly maintained.

In our Certificate of Good Standing Oklahoma guide, we will discuss the requirements for good standing and exactly how to get a certificate of good standing in Oklahoma.

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How Do I Get a Certificate of Good Standing in Oklahoma?

You can obtain your Oklahoma certificate of good standing by requesting it from the Secretary of State.

There are two main steps for getting your certificate of good standing:

1. Keep your LLC compliant

2. Order your certificate of good standing

What is a certificate of good standing? A certificate of good standing is a state document that verifies your business was legally formed and has been properly maintained.

Step 1. Make Sure Your Oklahoma Business is Compliant

To qualify for an Oklahoma certificate of good standing, your business must stay up-to-date with state compliance requirements:

Licenses & Permits

To operate your business in Oklahoma, you must follow federal, state, and local licensing guidelines. This can include regulations like health permits and building permits.

You can find out more about state licensing requirements with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce website.

State Taxes

Depending on your business activity, you will have to register for different forms of Oklahoma state tax. This can include sales tax, withholding tax, or Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax.

Oklahoma corporations must pay an annual franchise tax. The rate is $1.25 for each $1,000 of capital invested or used within Oklahoma.

Annual Certificates

All Oklahoma LLCs must file an annual certificate. This report verifies an LLC’s basic contact information.

The annual certificate can be filed online or by mail with the Secretary of State. It is due by the end of the anniversary month of an LLC’s formation. The filing fee is $25.

Oklahoma corporations do not file an annual report.

Step 2. Order Your Oklahoma Certificate of Good Standing

Once your business remains compliant with the state, you can request an Oklahoma certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State. This can be done online.

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Do I Need a Certificate of Good Standing in Oklahoma?

While you don’t necessarily need a certificate of good standing to run your business in Oklahoma, there are several instances where you may need to get one. These include:

  • Applying for business loans

Oklahoma Certificate of Good Standing FAQ

What is an Oklahoma certificate of good standing?

A certificate of good standing is a legal document that confirms that your business is compliant with state regulations.

Certificates of good standing are also known as certificates of status, certificates of existence, or certificates of compliance.

How do I get a certificate of good standing?

You can get an Oklahoma certificate of good standing by remaining compliant with state regulations and ordering a certificate online.

How much does a certificate of good standing cost?

In Oklahoma, ordering a certificate of good standing costs $20.

How soon do you need a certificate of good standing?

Because many banks and insurance companies will want a business's certificate of good standing in order to do business, we recommend getting one as soon as possible.

How long is the certificate of good standing valid for?

An Oklahoma certificate of good standing does not have a set expiration date. However, requesters — such as banks, creditors, and foreign business states — often have their own guidelines for a certificate's validity.

What does a certificate of good standing mean?

Obtaining an Oklahoma certificate of good standing means that the state recognizes your business as both active and compliant.

When do you need a certificate of good standing?

Oklahoma businesses often need a certificate of good standing in order to do business outside of Oklahoma, obtain business loans, open business bank accounts, or purchase business insurance.

Who is required to get a certificate of good standing?

Oklahoma businesses are not legally required to obtain a certificate of good standing. However, your business may choose to get one if you decide to do business outside of Oklahoma or get a business bank account.

Where do I find a certificate of good standing?

After ordering your Oklahoma certificate of good standing, the Secretary of State will email you your certificate.

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