Arkansas Franchise Tax

The Arkansas Tax Reform Act of 2019 transferred the administration and collection of all franchise taxes in the State of Arkansas from the Arkansas Secretary of state (SOS) to the Department of Finance and Administration (FDA).  In agreement with the SOS, the DFA will acquire the Arkansas Franchise Tax Section on January 1, 2021 with the first tax report due May 1, 2021 for all corporations as per the Act.  For more information please visit the DFA website at www.dfa.arkansas.gov/franchisetax.

California Secretary of State's Office Suspends Pick Up and Expedite/Preclearance Services

Effective Monday, December 7, 2020, and at least through the end of December 2020, the California Secretary of State's office will temporarily suspend pick up and expedite/preclearance services.  Special handling fees are being waived and all documents will be returned by mail.  The 72-hour rule is suspended for rejected filings.  All documents dropped off will be deemed received at 5:00 pm on the date dropped off and processed on a first in, first out basis followed by drop-off and mail apostilles, conversions and mergers.

Washington State Same Day Rush Service Re-Instated

With recent adjustments in processing at the Washington Secretary of State - Corporations Division, Unisearch is now able to re-instate our Same Day Rush Service.
Please contact our Washington office with questions or to request services at waorders@unisearch.com or 800.722.0708.

Missouri Expedites Available

The State of Missouri is now offering expedited corporate services. Routine filings are taking up to 6 weeks or more due to COVID-19 and implementation of a new system. Our Missouri office is available to submit expedited orders directly to the state. The State is limiting the number of expedites that can be submitted each day.

Please contact our Missouri office with questions or to reserve your expedited spot at moorders@unisearch.com or 844.458.5520.

 

Nevada UCC Update

As of Monday, October 12, 2020, the NV Secretary of State has suspended their UCC and Federal Tax Lien search functions entirely as they continue to experience inaccuracies with their results.  Both plain and certified searches are unavailable until further notice.  Specific copy orders and UCC filings are still being accepted for processing.

Unisearch's in-house UCC search database is available for service representatives to conduct UCC and Federal Tax Lien searches on your behalf or you can subscribe to the system and conduct searches on your own.

Contact our Nevada office at nvorders@unisearch.com or 800.260.1131 for more information.

Washington State's Corporations Division to Reduce Hours

Washington State's Corporations and Charities Division has announced that due to the ongoing fight to reduce the impacts of COVID-19, their office hours will be temporarily reduced to 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday. In addition, the office will be closed on Thursday, July 2nd. There will be no processing of work or staff available on Fridays until after August 7th, or until further notice.

Please reach out to a Unisearch representative at 800.722.0708 or email waorders@unisearch.com for questions or assistance in corporate retrieval and/or filing in Washington State.

WA UCC Filing Fee Increase

Effective June 11, 2020, the fee charged by the Washington State Department of Licensing for Uniform Commercial Code filings will increase to $23 for electronic filings and $30 for filings filed over the counter.  Fees include the first two pages of each filing.  Any additional pages will be charged at $1 per page.  The new fees apply to all filing submitted on or after June 11, 2020.

For quotes or assistance in filing UCC filings nationwide, please reach out to a service rep or call 800.722.0708.

 

 

 

COVID - 19 Update

Currently all Unisearch locations are operational and providing not only corporate and UCC services but are also accepting service of process and state notices on behalf of our registered agent clients.

A majority of our employees are working from home and are fully operational.  We are keeping on top of state and county limitations/closures and will notify you if we are unable to process an order because of a restriction in a particular jurisdiction or if we are anticipating any delays.  A list of limitations and closures are kept up to date on our website at www.unisearch.com.  Employees that are not working from home, are physically on site to handle service process, mail and FedEx/UPS.

Please reach out to your service rep to place an order, ask questions or receive assistance.  You can also contact us at one of the general email addresses below.  Each of our offices can assist you with orders, questions or assistance nationwide.  Emails are being monitored from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

General Email Addresses:

California Office – caorders@unisearch.com

Colorado Office – coorders@unisearch.com

Idaho Office – idorders@unisearch.com

Illinois Office – ilorders@unisearch.com

Indiana Office – inorders@unisearch.com

Minnesota Office – mnorders@unisearch.com

Missouri Office – moorders@unisearch.com

Nevada Office – nvorders@unisearch.com

Ohio Office – ohorders@unisearch.com

Oregon Office – ororders@unisearch.com

Washington Office - waorders@unisearch.com

Registered Agent Inquiries:  unisop@unisearch.com

Invoice and/or Payment Inquiries:  savannah.dunlap@unisearch.com

We are committed in continuing to provide the highest level of customer service.  We appreciate your business and partnership and will do our part to get us through to the other side of this situation.

New UCC Filing System Launched - August 12, 2019

Unisearch's new UCC filing system, UCC FAST was launched August 12th!

The new system allows users with the tools to FILE electronically, AUTOMATE form preparation, STORE debtor information, and TRACK filings in a portfolio.  System features include instant access to filing information and images, collateral & personal address books to save frequently used debtor & secured party names and collateral descriptions, filing validation against specific jurisdiction requirements, simplified page navigation, filing templates for default and frequently used filing information, customized reports, continuation alerts and API capabilities.

Contact Scott Vogt (scott.vogt@unisearch.com or 800.722.0708 ext 116) for more information.

Happy 4th of July!

All offices of Unisearch, as well as all federal, state and county offices, will be closed on Thursday, July 4th to celebrate our nation's birthday. The following states will also be closed on Friday, July 5th:  Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Maine, Missouri, Mississippi, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia. The State of Ohio will be closing early on Wednesday, July 3rd at 3:00 pm. I  
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