Form DSF STK "Short Form Dissolution Certificate - Stock" - California

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Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Business Entities, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
California Stock Corporation
Dissolution Requirements – What Form to File
What form(s) do I file to dissolve my California Stock Corporation?
Form to Use
Requirements
Short Form Dissolution Certificate -
All of the following statements about the California corporation
must be true:
Form DSF STK
a) Was registered in California within the last 12 months;
b) Has no debts or other liabilities, except as provided in Item c;
c) The tax liability will be satisfied on a taxes paid basis or the tax
liability will be assumed;
d) All required California final tax returns have been or will be
filed with the California Franchise Tax Board;
e) No business has been conducted from the date of registration;
f)
No shares have been issued, and if the corporation has
received payments for shares from investors, those payments
have been returned to those investors;
g) The corporation is dissolved; and
h) The assets have been distributed or the corporation acquired
no known assets.
Note: If filing Form DSF STK, Form ELEC STK and Form DISS STK
are not required.
(California Corporations Code section 1900.5.)
Certificate of Election to Wind Up and
• If the California stock corporation cannot answer yes to all of the
Dissolve –
items a) – h) above; and
Form ELEC STK
• If the vote to dissolve was made by less than all the
shareholders.
Note: If the vote to dissolve was made by all of the shareholders and
that fact is stated on Form DISS STK, Form ELEC STK is not
required.
(California Corporations Code section 1901.)
Certificate of Dissolution –
• If the California stock corporation cannot answer yes to all of the
items a) – h) above.
Form DISS STK
Note: If the vote to dissolve was made by less than all of the
shareholders, Form ELEC STK must be filed prior to or together with
Form DISS STK.
(California Corporations Code section 1905.)
The status of the corporation must be active on the records of the California Secretary of State in order to file
dissolution documents. The status of the corporation can be checked online on the Secretary of State's
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
California Secretary of State
Corp Diss/Stock Info (Rev. 12/2016)
Page 1 of 1
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
(916) 657-5448
Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Business Entities, 1500 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
California Stock Corporation
Dissolution Requirements – What Form to File
What form(s) do I file to dissolve my California Stock Corporation?
Form to Use
Requirements
Short Form Dissolution Certificate -
All of the following statements about the California corporation
must be true:
Form DSF STK
a) Was registered in California within the last 12 months;
b) Has no debts or other liabilities, except as provided in Item c;
c) The tax liability will be satisfied on a taxes paid basis or the tax
liability will be assumed;
d) All required California final tax returns have been or will be
filed with the California Franchise Tax Board;
e) No business has been conducted from the date of registration;
f)
No shares have been issued, and if the corporation has
received payments for shares from investors, those payments
have been returned to those investors;
g) The corporation is dissolved; and
h) The assets have been distributed or the corporation acquired
no known assets.
Note: If filing Form DSF STK, Form ELEC STK and Form DISS STK
are not required.
(California Corporations Code section 1900.5.)
Certificate of Election to Wind Up and
• If the California stock corporation cannot answer yes to all of the
Dissolve –
items a) – h) above; and
Form ELEC STK
• If the vote to dissolve was made by less than all the
shareholders.
Note: If the vote to dissolve was made by all of the shareholders and
that fact is stated on Form DISS STK, Form ELEC STK is not
required.
(California Corporations Code section 1901.)
Certificate of Dissolution –
• If the California stock corporation cannot answer yes to all of the
items a) – h) above.
Form DISS STK
Note: If the vote to dissolve was made by less than all of the
shareholders, Form ELEC STK must be filed prior to or together with
Form DISS STK.
(California Corporations Code section 1905.)
The status of the corporation must be active on the records of the California Secretary of State in order to file
dissolution documents. The status of the corporation can be checked online on the Secretary of State's
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
California Secretary of State
Corp Diss/Stock Info (Rev. 12/2016)
Page 1 of 1
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
(916) 657-5448
Instructions for Completing the
Short Form Dissolution Certificate (Form DSF STK)
(ONLY California Stock Corporation Formed in the Last 12 Months)
The Short Form Dissolution Certificate (Form DSF STK) may be used to dissolve a California stock corporation if it is
filed within twelve (12) months from the date the Articles of Incorporation were filed with the California Secretary of
State, and if the corporation can say ALL the required statements set forth in Item 3 are true. If the corporation
cannot say ALL the required statements in Item 3 are true, the corporation must follow the normal dissolution
process. See Certificate of Dissolution (Form DISS STK) and if applicable, Certificate of Election to Wind Up and
Dissolve (Form ELEC STK). To get Form DISS STK and Form ELEC STK, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/forms.
Before submitting the completed form(s), you should consult with a private attorney for advice about your specific
business needs.
Form DSF STK has been created for ease in filing, however, any format may be used, provided it meets
statutory requirements.
Upon filing Form DSF STK, the corporation will be terminated and the corporation’s powers, rights and
privileges will cease in California.
The status of the corporation must be active on the records of the California Secretary in order to file
dissolution documents. The status of the corporation can be checked online on the Secretary of State's
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov.
Fees:
Filing Fee: There is no fee for filing this Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve (Form ELEC STK).
Faster Service Fee:
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Counter Drop Off: A separate, non-refundable $15.00 counter drop off fee is required if you deliver in
person (drop off) your completed document at our Sacramento office. The $15.00 counter drop off fee
provides priority service over documents submitted by mail. The special handling fee is not refundable
whether the document is filed or rejected.
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Guaranteed Expedite Drop Off: For more urgent submissions, documents can be processed within a
guaranteed timeframe for a non-refundable fee in lieu of the counter drop off fee. For detailed information
about this faster processing service through our Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/service-options.
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Counter and guaranteed expedite services are available only for documents delivered in person (drop off)
to our Sacramento office.
Copies: To get a copy of the filed document, include payment for copy fees when the document is submitted.
Copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page. For certified copies, there is an additional
$5.00 certification fee, per document.
Payment Type: Check(s) or money orders should be made payable to the Secretary of State. Do not send cash
by mail. If submitting the document in person in our Sacramento office, payment also may be made by credit card
(Visa or MasterCard).
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
If you are not completing this form online, please type or legibly print in black or blue ink. Complete the Short
Form Dissolution Certificate (Form DSF STK) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
1.
Enter the name of the Corporation
• If the corporation is a California nonprofit corporation, do
exactly as it appears on file with the
not file this Form DSF STK; file a Certificate of Election to
California Secretary of State, including
Wind Up and Dissolve – Nonprofit
(Form ELEC
NP).
the
entity
ending
(ex:
“Jones
&
• If the corporation is a registered foreign corporation (formed
Company, Inc.” or “Smith Construction
outside of California), do not file this Form DSF STK; file the
Company”).
Certificate of Surrender
(Form
SURC) to terminate
registration in California.
2016 California Secretary of State
DSF STK Instructions (REV 12/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
2.
If known, enter the 7-digit file corporate
• The 7-digit file number is provided by the Secretary of State
number issued to the corporation by
above the file stamp at the top of the corporation’s
the California Secretary of State at the
registration document filed with the California Secretary of
time of registration.
State.
• To ensure you have the correct file number and exact name
of the corporation, look to your registration document filed
with the California Secretary of State and any name change
amendments.
• Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through
our Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your
corporation correctly
including
the
jurisdiction
that
matches your corporation.
3.
• These required statements must not
• If ANY of the required statements are not true, the
be altered.
corporation cannot file this Short Form Dissolution
Certificate (Form DSF STK) and must follow the normal
• These required statements ALL must
dissolution process. See Certificate of Dissolution
(Form
be true.
DISS STK)
and if applicable, Certificate of Election to Wind
Up and Dissolve
(Form ELEC
STK).
• See
Final Tax Returns
section below.
4
You must check the appropriate box
• If the corporation has filed a Statement of Information with
(check one).
the California Secretary of State pursuant to California
Corporations Code section 1502, the second box cannot
be checked.
5.
• If the first box of Item 4 was
• Verification requires a statement under penalty of perjury
checked, Form DSF STK must be
under the laws of the State of California that the matters set
dated, signed and verified by the
forth in the certificate are true and correct of the signor’s
sole director or a majority of the
own knowledge. (Section 193.)
directors now in office; or
• To complete the verification, the date must be the date the
• If the second box of Item 4 was
document is signed by each director or incorporator.
checked, Form DSF STK must be
• If you need more space for additional signatures:
dated, signed and verified by the
sole incorporator or a majority of the
- The dated signature(s) with verification must be
incorporators.
placed on only one side of a standard letter-sized piece
of paper (8 1/2" x 11") clearly marked as an attachment
to Short Form Dissolution Certificate (Form DSF STK)
and attach the extra page(s) to the completed Short
Form Dissolution Certificate (Form DSF STK).
- The following verification must be included with
additional signatures and date(s) on an attachment: I
declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the
State of California that the matters set forth in the
certificate are true and correct of my own knowledge.
- All attachments are part of this document.
• Multiple Short Form Dissolution Certificates (Form DSF
STK) with different signatures will be returned without
being filed.
2016 California Secretary of State
DSF STK Instructions (REV 12/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Mail Submission Cover Sheet (Optional): To make it easier to receive communication related to this document,
including a purchased copy of the filed document, if any, complete the Mail Submission Cover Sheet. For the
Return Address: Enter the name of a designated person and/or company and the corresponding mailing address.
Please note the Mail Submission Cover Sheet will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the
filed document.
Where to File: Completed forms along with the applicable fees, if any can be mailed to Secretary of State,
Business Entities Filings Unit, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600 or delivered in person (drop off) to
the Sacramento office, 1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Sacramento, CA
95814.
This form is filed only in the
Sacramento office.
Return Receipt Request:
It is recommended for proof of submittal that if the Certificates of Dissolution
(Form DISS STK) is mailed to the California Secretary of State, it be sent by Certified Mail with Return Receipt
Requested.
Legal Authority: General statutory filing provisions are found in California Corporations Code section 1900.5. All
statutory references are to the California Corporations Code.
Final Tax Returns: See California Franchise Tax Board’s (FTB) Publication 1038 – Guide to Dissolve, Surrender,
or Cancel a California [or Foreign] Business Entity – www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/misc/1038.pdf.
All final returns required under the California Revenue and Taxation Code must be filed timely
(Form 100/100S) with the FTB and the $800 minimum franchise tax for the tax year of the final return must be
paid. If final returns are not filed, the corporation will remain FTB active and continue to be subject to the $800
minimum franchise tax for each taxable year.
For information regarding FTB forms and publications go to
https://www.ftb.ca.gov
or contact the FTB at
(800) 852-5711 (from within the U.S.) or (916) 845-6500 (from outside the
U.S.).
2016 California Secretary of State
DSF STK Instructions (REV 12/2016)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Business Entities, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600
Mail Submission Cover Sheet
Instructions:
• Complete and include this form with your submission. This information only will be used to communicate with you
in writing about the submission. This form will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
• Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State.
• Do not include a $15 counter fee when submitting documents by mail.
Standard processing time for submissions to this office is approximately 5 business days from receipt. All
submissions are reviewed in the date order of receipt. For updated processing time information, visit
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
Optional Copy and Certification Fees:
• If applicable, include optional copy and certification fees with your submission.
For applicable copy and certification fee information, refer to the instructions of the specific form you are submitting.
Contact Person:
(Please type or print legibly)
First Name:
Last Name:
__________________________________________________
_______________________________________________
Phone (optional):
______________________________________________
Entity Information:
(Please type or print legibly)
Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Entity Number
:
(if applicable)
_____________________________________
Comments:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Return Address: For written communication from the Secretary of State related to this document, or if
purchasing a copy of the filed document enter the name of a person or company and the mailing address.
Name:
Company:
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