Form 635 "Certificate of Conversion of a Limited Liability Company Converting to a General Partnership" - Texas

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Form 635—General Information
(Certificate of Conversion of a Limited Liability Company Converting to a General Partnership)
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant
code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an
attorney and tax specialist.
Commentary
A limited liability company may convert into a general partnership by adopting a plan of conversion in
accordance with section 10.101 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) and filing a certificate
of conversion with the secretary of state in accordance with sections 10.154 and 10.155 of the BOC. As
defined in section 1.002 of the BOC, conversion means the continuance of a Texas entity as a foreign
entity of any type, the continuance of a foreign entity as a Texas entity of any type, or the continuance of
a Texas entity of one type as a Texas entity of another type. As used in the BOC and in this form,
“converting entity” means the entity that existed before the conversion; “converted entity” means the
entity resulting from a conversion. This form should be used when a domestic limited liability company
is the converting entity and a foreign or domestic general partnership will be the converted entity.
Formation of the Partnership: If a Texas general partnership is formed under a plan of conversion, the
existence of the partnership as a partnership begins when the conversion takes effect. The owners or
members designated to become the partners under the plan of conversion become partners when the
conversion takes effect (BOC § 10.107).
Registration as a Limited Liability Partnership: A Texas general partnership created by conversion may
file for registration to become a limited liability partnership by complying with sections 152.803 and
152.804 of the BOC and filing an application for registration with the secretary of state in accordance
with section 152.802.
Instructions for Form
Converting Entity Information: The certificate of conversion is filed by the converting entity and
should set forth the legal name of the converting entity as part of the certificate. It is recommended
that the date of its formation and the file number assigned by the secretary of state be provided in
order to facilitate processing of the document
.
Converted Entity Information: The entity following the conversion is the converted entity. The
certificate of conversion should set forth the legal name of the converted entity and its jurisdiction of
formation.
Plan of Conversion: Unless the converting entity opts to complete the Alternative Statements
section of this form, a plan of conversion conforming to the requirements of section 10.103 of the
BOC should be attached to the certificate of conversion.
Alternative Statements in Lieu of Plan: As an alternative to attaching the complete plan of
conversion, the converting entity may opt to certify and complete the alternative statements in the
form.
Approval of the Plan of Conversion: The certificate of conversion must include a statement that
the plan of conversion has been approved as required by (1) the laws of the jurisdiction of formation
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Form 635—General Information
(Certificate of Conversion of a Limited Liability Company Converting to a General Partnership)
The attached form is designed to meet minimal statutory filing requirements pursuant to the relevant
code provisions. This form and the information provided are not substitutes for the advice and services of an
attorney and tax specialist.
Commentary
A limited liability company may convert into a general partnership by adopting a plan of conversion in
accordance with section 10.101 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC) and filing a certificate
of conversion with the secretary of state in accordance with sections 10.154 and 10.155 of the BOC. As
defined in section 1.002 of the BOC, conversion means the continuance of a Texas entity as a foreign
entity of any type, the continuance of a foreign entity as a Texas entity of any type, or the continuance of
a Texas entity of one type as a Texas entity of another type. As used in the BOC and in this form,
“converting entity” means the entity that existed before the conversion; “converted entity” means the
entity resulting from a conversion. This form should be used when a domestic limited liability company
is the converting entity and a foreign or domestic general partnership will be the converted entity.
Formation of the Partnership: If a Texas general partnership is formed under a plan of conversion, the
existence of the partnership as a partnership begins when the conversion takes effect. The owners or
members designated to become the partners under the plan of conversion become partners when the
conversion takes effect (BOC § 10.107).
Registration as a Limited Liability Partnership: A Texas general partnership created by conversion may
file for registration to become a limited liability partnership by complying with sections 152.803 and
152.804 of the BOC and filing an application for registration with the secretary of state in accordance
with section 152.802.
Instructions for Form
Converting Entity Information: The certificate of conversion is filed by the converting entity and
should set forth the legal name of the converting entity as part of the certificate. It is recommended
that the date of its formation and the file number assigned by the secretary of state be provided in
order to facilitate processing of the document
.
Converted Entity Information: The entity following the conversion is the converted entity. The
certificate of conversion should set forth the legal name of the converted entity and its jurisdiction of
formation.
Plan of Conversion: Unless the converting entity opts to complete the Alternative Statements
section of this form, a plan of conversion conforming to the requirements of section 10.103 of the
BOC should be attached to the certificate of conversion.
Alternative Statements in Lieu of Plan: As an alternative to attaching the complete plan of
conversion, the converting entity may opt to certify and complete the alternative statements in the
form.
Approval of the Plan of Conversion: The certificate of conversion must include a statement that
the plan of conversion has been approved as required by (1) the laws of the jurisdiction of formation
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and (2) the governing documents of the converting entity. Section 101.356(c) of the BOC sets forth
the requirements for approval of the plan of conversion by a Texas limited liability company.
Effectiveness of Filing: A certificate of conversion becomes effective when accepted and filed by
the secretary of state (option A). However, pursuant to sections 4.052 and 4.053 of the BOC the
effectiveness of the instrument may be delayed to a date not more than ninety (90) days from the
date the instrument is signed (option B). The effectiveness of the instrument also may be delayed on
the occurrence of a future event or fact, other than the passage of time (option C). If option C is
selected, you must state the manner in which the event or fact will cause the instrument to take effect
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and the date of the 90
day after the date the instrument is signed. In order for the certificate to take
effect under option C, the entity must, within ninety (90) days of the filing of the certificate, file a
statement with the secretary of state regarding the event or fact pursuant to section 4.055 of the
BOC.
On the filing of a document with a delayed effective date or condition, the computer records of the
secretary of state will be changed to show the filing of the document, the date of the filing, and the
future date on which the document will be effective or evidence that the effectiveness was
conditioned on the occurrence of a future event or fact. In addition, at the time of such filing, the
status of a converting Texas filing entity will be shown as “conversion” on the records of the
secretary of state.
Tax Certificate: The secretary of state may not accept a certificate of conversion for filing if the
required franchise taxes have not been paid (BOC § 10.156). The certificate of conversion must be
accompanied by a certificate of account status from the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
indicating that the converting entity is in good standing having no franchise tax reports or payments
due. The certificate of account status must be valid through the effective date of filing of the
conversion. Please note that the Comptroller issues many different types of certificates of account
status. A certificate of account status for purposes of conversion obtained from the Comptroller’s
web site will be accepted only when the converted entity is subject to franchise tax under Texas law.
A general partnership, other than a limited liability partnership, comprised solely of individuals is
not liable for franchise tax. If the converted entity will not be liable for franchise tax you will need
to attach form #05-329, which is obtained directly from a Comptroller of Public Accounts
representative.
Requests for certificates or questions on tax status should be directed to the Tax Assistance Section
of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin, Texas 78744-0100; (512) 463-4600 or toll-free (800)
252-1381. You also may contact tax.help@cpa.state.tx.us.
In lieu of a tax certificate, the certificate of conversion may provide that the converted entity is liable
for the payment of the required franchise taxes.
Execution: Pursuant to section 4.001 of the BOC, the certificate of conversion must be signed by a
person authorized by the BOC to act on behalf of the converting entity in regard to the filing
instrument. Generally, a governing person or managerial official of the entity signs a filing
instrument.
A certificate of conversion filed by a limited liability company should be signed by an authorized
manager if the company has managers. If the company does not have managers and is managed by
its members, an authorized managing-member must sign the certificate of conversion.
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The certificate of conversion need not be notarized. However, before signing, please read the
statements on this form carefully. A person commits an offense under section 4.008 of the BOC if
the person signs or directs the filing of a filing instrument the person knows is materially false with
the intent that the instrument be delivered to the secretary of state for filing. The offense is a Class A
misdemeanor unless the person’s intent is to harm or defraud another, in which case the offense is a
state jail felony.
Payment and Delivery Instructions: The filing fee for a certificate of conversion converting a
Texas limited liability company to a general partnership is $300.
Fees may be paid by personal checks, money orders, LegalEase debit cards, or American Express,
Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards. Checks or money orders must be payable through a
U.S. bank or financial institution and made payable to the secretary of state. Fees paid by credit card
are subject to a statutorily authorized convenience fee of 2.7 percent of the total fees.
Submit the completed form in duplicate along with the filing fee. The form may be mailed to P.O.
Box 13697, Austin, Texas 78711-3697; faxed to (512) 463-5709; or delivered to the James Earl
Rudder Office Building, 1019 Brazos, Austin, Texas 78701. If a document is transmitted by fax,
credit card information must accompany the transmission (Form 807). On filing the document, the
secretary of state will return the appropriate evidence of filing to the submitter together with a file-
stamped copy of the document, if a duplicate copy was provided as instructed.
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Return in duplicate to:
Secretary of State
Certificate of Conversion
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, TX 78711-3697
of a
512 463-5555
Limited Liability Company
FAX: 512 463-5709
Converting to a
General Partnership
Filing Fee: $300
Converting Entity Information
The name of the converting limited liability company is:
The jurisdiction of formation of the limited liability company is Texas.
The date of formation of the limited liability company is:
The file number issued to the limited liability company by the secretary of state is:
Converted Entity Information
The limited liability company named above is converting to a general partnership. The name of the
general partnership is:
The general partnership will be formed under the laws of:
Plan of Conversion
The plan of conversion is attached.
If the plan of conversion is not attached, the following section must be completed.
Alternative Statements
In lieu of providing the plan of conversion, the converting corporation certifies that:
1. A signed plan of conversion is on file at the principal place of business of the limited liability
company, the converting entity. The address of the principal place of business of the limited liability
company is:
Street or Mailing Address
City
State
Country
Zip Code
2. A signed plan of conversion will be on file after the conversion at the principal place of business of
the general partnership, the converted entity. The address of the principal place of business of the
general partnership is:
Street or Mailing Address
City
State
Country
Zip Code
3. A copy of the plan of conversion will be furnished on written request without cost by the
converting entity before the conversion or by the converted entity after the conversion to any owner or
member of the converting or converted entity.
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Approval of the Plan of Conversion
The plan of conversion has been approved as required by the laws of the jurisdiction of formation and
the governing documents of the converting entity.
Effectiveness of Filing
(Select either A, B, or C.)
A.
This document becomes effective when the document is accepted and filed by the secretary of
state.
B.
This document becomes effective at a later date, which is not more than ninety (90) days from
the date of signing. The delayed effective date is:
C.
This document takes effect upon the occurrence of the future event or fact, other than the
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passage of time. The 90
day after the date of signing is:
The following event or fact will cause the document to take effect in the manner described below:
Tax Certificate
Attached hereto is a certificate from the comptroller of public accounts that certifies that the
converting entity is in good standing for purposes of conversion.
In lieu of providing the tax certificate, the general partnership as the converted entity is liable for
the payment of any franchise taxes.
Execution
The undersigned signs this document subject to the penalties imposed by law for the submission of a
materially false or fraudulent instrument. The undersigned certifies that the statements contained
herein are true and correct, and that the person signing is authorized under the provisions of the
Business Organizations Code to execute the filing instrument.
Date:
Signature of authorized person (see instructions)
Printed or typed name of authorized person
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