Filing Fees Reduced for AL Businesses

Date: December 28, 2020

Under a new state law, business owners will file formation, amendment, and dissolution documents directly with the Secretary of State’s Office beginning Jan. 1.

Businesses will soon be able to visit the Secretary of State’s website where they will be able to file all formation, amendment, and dissolution documents, as opposed to filing with the county probate office and then with the Secretary of State.

Formation and dissolution documents may be filed electronically, while amendment documents may be downloaded and then mailed in, which was made by possible through the help of NIC subsidiary Alabama Interactive.

Previously, business owners would have to pay county and state fees anytime a filing was processed. County fees ranged from $25.00-$83.00, based on the document and county.

In addition to cutting filing fees, he has prioritized expediting the filing process for businesses. For the last 234 consecutive weeks, the Office of the Secretary of State has provided same-day business filings, greatly increasing the opportunity for economic growth and development in Alabama. Prior to Merrill taking office, it took up to seven months to file a business with the Secretary of State’s Office.

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