If you’re doing a D.C. incorporation, a D.C. corporation, a D.C. LLC, registering an out of state foreign entity in the District of Columbia for a certificate of authority or certificate of registration, or you are just getting ready to incorporate in the District of Columbia, you’ll need to file a lot of paperwork in DC to make it legal. We make it easy.
We help local and out of state businesses register to do business in the District of Columbia, and help keep local D.C. businesses in good standing with the District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs by acting as your touch point and reminder service for timely filings. We will send all of our clients timely reminders to file their D.C. annual reports, biennial reports and other paperwork.
We cater mainly to home improvement contractors and general contractors but can assist all types of businesses with filings, licenses and permit services.
HAVE AN OUT OF STATE CORPORATION OR LLC THAT NEEDS TO DO BUSINESS IN D.C.?
Foreign D.C. LLCs have a $220 state filing fee and require a D.C. registered agent.
Foreign D.C. corporations also have a $220 state filing fee and must have a D.C. registered agent.
When filing as a foreign DC LLC or foreign corporation in the District of Columbia, you will need to get an original certificate of good standing from your home state. Here is a list of certificate of good standing fees from some of the common states that people are from:
- Virginia: $6
- Delaware: $50
- Maryland: $40
D.C. LLCs cost $220 to file. D.C. corporations cost a minimum of $220 (authorized capital up to $100,000) to file. Non-profit corporations cost $80. All domestic District of Columbia entities must maintain a D.C. registered agent. We suggest paying the extra $100 to have the paperwork processed immediately and walk all documents through the DCRA system individually to give your paperwork the attention it needs.
Once registered to do business in the District of Columbia, all entities have an initial report due April 1st, then a biennial report is due April 1st, every two years. Biennial reports cost $300 for corporations and $300 for LLCs.
Our job is to cut through the red tape for you so that you can get on with your business.