Information to Consider When Changing Your Business Type
Change an Assumed Business Name Into a Business Entity - Corporation, LLC, Etc.
If you are registered with an assumed business name but want to be filed as a corporation or LLC, you must cancel your assumed business name registration (PDF) and at the same time file your formation document, either articles of incorporation (PDF) or organization (PDF).There is no fee to cancel the ABN, if you send both documents in together.
Convert from One Type of Business Entity to Another
Because there are legal and financial consequences to changing your business type, please consult an attorney or a CPA before making your change.
Changing Your Business Name
To change the name of a business entity, file articles of amendment with our office. The article being amended is usually Article 1, and you simply put the name as you want it to read. For example: “Article 1. The name of corporation is ABC Inc.”
Changing Information About Your Business
Update Registered Agent or Registered Agent Address
To change your agent, you must first obtain consent from the new agent. Use the Change of Registered Agent/Address form for your entity type.
Update Office, Officer and Address Information
The annual report is the yearly opportunity for business entities to update their registration with the Corporation Division (assumed business names update every two years). If you need to change information before the annual report is due, visit our forms page and submit an Amendment to the Annual Report/Information Statement.
Assumed business name information can be updated by filing an ABN Amendment.
Use the Annual Report to File Updates
Renew your business and file an annual report at the same time. Renew online.
Reinstating a Business
If your business was "administratively dissolved" for failure to file an annual report within the last five years, you can request to have the business entity reinstated. Visit Reinstate a Business for detailed instructions.