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Secretary of State cuts online business filing fees to $1 during ‘holiday’

Secretary of State Scott Gessler Monday announced a fee holiday for all online business filings, effective Dec. 1.

The fee holiday will bring all online business filing fees to $1.

“Launching new online services has helped our office become more efficient. At the same time, we have improved office operations to save customers time and money. We can now lower fees for a time, so businesses can use that money to grow and create jobs,” Gessler said.

The fee holiday applies to all online business filings. It does not include late fees. Gessler will review the reduction on a monthly basis to ensure the office is able to meet its budgetary obligations.

Gessler noted his office can absorb the reductions while continuing to provide top-notch services.

“This move further demonstrates Colorado is a low-fee state. But Colorado also has great customer service,” Gessler said.

The Secretary of State’s office takes no state taxpayer dollars. Its operations are funded primarily by filing fees from businesses and nonprofits. The business filing fee holiday follows fee reductions for nonprofits that took effect in October and fee reduction for notaries public that took effect at the beginning of November.

Following are fees with costs prior to the fee holiday. Each will cost $1 during the holiday.

Periodic Report, $10.

Articles of Organization or Incorporation, $50.

Amend Articles of Organization or Incorporation, $25.

Amend and Restate Articles of Organization or Incorporation, $25.

Conversion of Entity Statements, $50.

Combined Conversions, $100.

Dissolve or Withdraw an Entity, $25.

Reinstatements, $100.

Statement of Change (online), $10.

Statement of Correction (online), $10.

Reservation of Name, $25.

Reserved Name Transfer, $25.

Reserved Name Renewal, $25.

Trade Name Statement, $20.

Trade Name Renewal, $5.

Trade Name Withdrawal, $10.

Trademark Registration, $30.

Trademark Transfer, $10.

Trademark Renewal, $10.

Trademark Withdrawal, $10.

Foreign Entity Authority Statement, $100.

Foreign Entity Authority Withdrawal, $125.

Statement of Registration of True Name, $25.

Renewal of Registration of True Name, $25.

UCC Statement, $8 (this will require a $3 ID theft taskforce surcharge in addition to the $1).

UCC Amendments $8 ( this will require a $3 ID theft taskforce surcharge in addition to the $1).

This story was posted on November 28, 2012.