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Checklist for business dissolution can help ease the process

When a company owner decides -- for whatever the reason -- it is time to close up shop, something that seems should be such a simple process can actually be quite complex. Certain guidelines for business dissolution may apply, and those that do must be followed to ensure a smooth completion of the process. Creating a checklist of all procedures that apply to California businesses can provide owners with a simple and straightforward guide, which can be used to ensure everything is handled appropriately.

The size of a business can certainly change the number of steps that must be followed before doors are officially closed. Owners of large corporations or bigger businesses simply may be required to handle more than those of smaller companies. However, there are some procedures that are required regardless of company size, some of these could include:

  • Filing appropriate IRS forms
  • Collecting assets
  • Resolving debts
  • Publishing notice of intent to dissolve
  • Filing any necessary documents with the state tax authority

These procedures are just a few of many that may apply to closing out certain businesses. An experienced business law attorney can help by providing a list of state requirements that are specific for any business type. Along with providing assistance in creating a procedural checklist, an attorney can ensure all legal bases are covered so business owners can close out their company with as few legal issues as possible.

Business law attorneys are available to help company owners in California through every stage of business ownership -- from opening and operating to closing up shop. While business dissolution can be complex, it doesn't mean the whole process has to be a nightmare. Creating a procedural checklist and seeking legal assistance, when needed, can make the process easier to handle.

Source: FindLaw, "Dissolution and Winding Up Checklist", Dec. 4, 2014

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