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Withdrawing a Foreign Registration: Limited Liability Company (LLC)

If you fail to formally withdraw/cancel your limited liability company’s registration, you will continue to be liable for taxes and filings.  We encourage you get help from your attorney and/or accountant.  The following information is not intended as legal advice, these guidelines are provided to help you better navigate the filing process with the Department of State.

In order to withdraw/cancel your LLC, the company must be active and in good standing with the Department of State.  To verify your corporate status, call 401-222-3040 or email corporations@sos.ri.gov.

+ Withdrawal Documents
Step 1:
  • In order to cancel your LLC, you will need to remit a Request for a Letter of Good Standing to the RI Division of Taxation. This should be done as soon as possible as there is a minimum four-week processing time.
  • If you have a sales tax and/or withholding account, close your account by completing and filing a Final Return Form
Step 2:
+ Cancel Registrations, Permits, Licenses and Business Name
  • To protect your finances, be sure to cancel all licenses and permits that you will no longer need. If you do not cancel, you may be liable for fees. Contact your attorney and/or accountant for more information on your specific requirements.
+ Maintain Records
  • You may be legally required to maintain records, particularly tax and employment records, even after your business has closed. Record keeping requirements range between 3 to 7 years. Contact your attorney and/or accountant for more information on your specific requirements.