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Any limited liability company that applies for termination, withdrawal, or merger out of existence between January 1 and April 1 of any year must file an annual registration for that calendar year and pay the required fees.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All fees and penalties shall be paid prior to any certificate of commencement of winding up, certificate of termination, certificate of withdrawal, or certificate of merger out of existence being issued by the Secretary of State.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-23-.02" name="590-7-23-.02" title="590-7-23-.02">Rule 590-7-23-.02 Domestic Limited Liability Companies</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Winding Up.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A domestic limited liability company that has been dissolved in accordance with the procedures in the Code may file with the Secretary of State a statement of commencement of winding up.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the time of the filing of a statement of commencement of winding up, the limited liability company must be in compliance with the filing requirements of the Code and all fees or penalties, including annual registration fees, must be paid.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The statement of commencement of winding up shall be in the form prescribed by the Code.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The statement of commencement of winding up shall be examined for compliance with the Code and accepted or rejected for filing. A certificate shall be issued by the Secretary of State if the statement of commencement of winding up is accepted for filing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Publication regarding known and unknown claims of the dissolved limited liability company as provided for in the Code are the responsibility of the limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Termination.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A dissolved domestic limited liability company may file a certificate of termination with the Secretary of State as allowed by the Code when the statements required to be included in the certificate can be truthfully made.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the time of the filing of certificate of termination, the limited liability company must be in compliance with the filing requirements of the Code and all fees or penalties must be paid, including annual registration fees due the calendar year of termination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The certificate of termination shall be in the form prescribed by the Code.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The certificate of termination shall be examined for compliance with the Code and accepted or rejected for filing. A certificate shall be issued by the Secretary of State if the certificate of termination is accepted for filing.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The automated database shall be marked to reflect the termination, and the certificate of termination shall be filed with other documents relating to the limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Administrative Dissolution.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may initiate the administrative dissolution of a domestic limited liability company if he or she finds that grounds for administrative dissolution exist as stated in the Code. Upon complying with the notice provisions and subsequent time period required by law, the Secretary of State may administratively dissolve the limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The automated database shall be marked to reflect the administrative dissolution, and a certificate of administrative dissolution citing the grounds for administrative dissolution shall be filed with other documents relating to the limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The administrative dissolution of a limited liability company does not terminate the authority of its registered agent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Reinstatement.</B> A domestic limited liability company that has been administratively dissolved may be reinstated pursuant to the Code if an application in compliance with the Code is made within five years after the date of administrative dissolution.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-23-.03" name="590-7-23-.03" title="590-7-23-.03">Rule 590-7-23-.03 Foreign Limited Liability Companies</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Withdrawal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each foreign limited liability company must file an application for a certificate of withdrawal in order to terminate its authority to transact business in this state. If the foreign limited liability company is being dissolved or terminated in its home state, the application shall be accompanied by evidence of the dissolution or termination issued by its home state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the time of the filing of the application for a certificate of withdrawal, the foreign limited liability company must be in compliance with the filing requirements of the Code and all fees and penalties must be paid, including the annual registration due the calendar year of withdrawal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A certificate of withdrawal shall be issued by the Secretary of State if he or she finds the filing to contain the necessary information and documents.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The automated database shall be marked to reflect the withdrawal, and the certificate of withdrawal and application shall be filed with other documents relating to the foreign limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Revocation.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Secretary of State may commence a proceeding to revoke the certificate of authority to transact business in Georgia granted to a foreign limited liability company pursuant to the grounds and procedures stated in the Code. Upon complying with the notice provisions and subsequent time period required by law, the Secretary of State may administratively revoke the foreign limited liability company's certificate of authority.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The automated database shall be marked to reflect the revocation of the foreign limited liability company's certificate of authority, and a certificate of revocation citing the grounds for revocation shall be filed with other documents relating to the foreign limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-23-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Revocation does not terminate the authority of the registered agent of the foreign limited liability company.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-23-.01" name="590-7-23-.01" title="590-7-23-.01">Rule 590-7-23-.01 Compliance with Filing Requirements</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-23-.02" name="590-7-23-.02" title="590-7-23-.02">Rule 590-7-23-.02 Domestic Limited Liability Companies</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-23-.03" name="590-7-23-.03" title="590-7-23-.03">Rule 590-7-23-.03 Foreign Limited Liability Companies</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2018 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>