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Common Reasons for Returned Documents

Here is a tool to help you complete your filing. Please review the instructions for each document and feel free to contact us with questions corps@sos.wa.gov or 360-725-0377.

Most common reasons for returned documents include:

  • Duplicate name
  • No entity designation (Co, Inc, LLC, LP)
  • Incorrect Registered Agent information
  • Not providing valid Certificate of Status for foreign entities
  • Not providing nature of business on annual reports
  • Using DBA as corporate name on form
  • Unauthorized signature on documents (requirements stated on instructions)