DC Entity Revocation and Trade Name Cancellation Deadline

Posted by Gennine Cooper
August 28, 2018

DC, District of Columbia Flag map of Washington DC 239x300All entities registered to do business in the District of Columbia (DC) are required to file a Two-Year Report by April 1st the year after the initial registration and every two years thereafter.

Two-Year reports not received by September 3rd will be revoked Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  If the entity’s authority to do business is revoked, it will need to file a reinstatement application, in addition to the delinquent report, incurring additional fees of $300 for the reinstatement (not including the $100 penalty assessed for the late filing of the two-year report).

Additionally, all trade name registrations expiring in 2018 must be renewed by September 3, 2018 to avoid cancellation of the trade name on Tuesday, September 4, 2018.  Renewal forms may be found on the DCRA website at https://eservices.dcra.dc.gov/DocumentManagementSystem?title=Corporations. All trade name renewal applications must be submitted over-the-counter.

In 2017, there were approximately 40,000 entities revoked in DC. Don’t make the list in 2018! Let Incserv help you to stay in compliance! Don’t want to be bothered with deadlines again?  Sign up for our Annual Report Filing Service (ARFS).  Contact one of our DC office representatives for more information on ARFS and to assist with your filing needs by simply emailing us at dcorders@incserv.com or calling 202.386.7575 or 877.531.1131.

Deirdre Davis-Washington, Assistant Vice President