Certificate of Good Standing Wyoming

A Wyoming 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 Wyoming guide, we will discuss the requirements for good standing and exactly how to get a certificate of good standing in Wyoming.

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

You can obtain your Wyoming 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 Wyoming Business is Compliant

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

Licenses & Permits

To operate your business in Wyoming, 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 Wyoming Business Council website.

State Taxes

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

Wyoming does not have a state withholding tax.

Annual Reports

All Wyoming LLCs and corporations must file an annual report. This report verifies the business’s basic information including its principal office address, registered agent information, and its Wyoming-based assets.

The annual report is due the first day of the month in which the business was formed. It is filed online with the Secretary of State. The filing fee is $50 or 0.0002% of the value of all business assets (whichever is greater).

Step 2. Order Your Wyoming Certificate of Good Standing

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

ORDER A WYOMING CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING

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Do I Need a Certificate of Good Standing in Wyoming?

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

  • Applying for business loans

Wyoming Certificate of Good Standing FAQ

What is a Wyoming 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 a Wyoming 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 Wyoming, there is no cost to order a certificate of good standing.

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?

A Wyoming 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 a Wyoming 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?

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

Who is required to get a certificate of good standing?

Wyoming 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 Wyoming or get a business bank account.

Where do I find a certificate of good standing?

After ordering your Wyoming certificate of good standing, it will be available to view online.

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