You want to make sure you do the right thing when it comes to dissolving an LLC. In this article, we will answer the question: when should you dissolve an LLC?

When Should You Dissolve an LLC?

If the client is absolutely sure that no potential liabilities will crop up in the future and absolutely sure that all business is finished, they can begin the process of dissolving the LLC. Typically, the business cannot have sold or traded any assets within the last three months. The business typically cannot have changed its name. Upon the effective date of this document, the LLC is considered dissolved and must stop doing its regular business and start winding up.

Winding up an LLC: The winding up process includes closing accounts, settling any debts and distributing any remaining assets to the members. In most states, this process must be completed within 120 days, but the timeframe ranges from 90 to 180 days. In some states, an LLC is required to publish a dissolution notice in a local newspaper. This is to notify creditors that the LLC is dissolving and any claims must be made within a certain timeframe.

Officially dissolving an LLC is important: If you don’t, you can be held personally liable for the unpaid debts and taxes of the LLC. A few additional fees you may need to pay include filing fees and franchise taxes.

Closing an LLC is always a difficult decision: If your LLC goes out of business, it’s important not to just shut the business down. Dissolving the LLC is the only way to ensure that the company is no longer liable for any debts or taxes that may arise in the future.

Dissolving an LLC can be a complex process and it’s important to understand all the legal and financial implications before taking any action. For more information on dissolving an LLC, or other questions you may have about selling a business, Atlantabusinesses.com is a great resource.

How do dissolving and terminating an LLC differ?

Although there is some confusion between dissolution and termination, dissolution does not end the life of an LLC. Rather, it alters the purpose of the LLC, which then moves from conducting its prior business to winding up and liquidating its remaining assets.

Should I terminate an LLC that was never activated?

Even though a business may not be operating, it is important to officially terminate it as one could be held accountable for any taxes or fees owed to the government by the LLC.

What happens to outstanding debts when an LLC is closed down?

This is done
by distributing the available assets to the creditors in order to cover any debts
owed.

Once the paperwork to dissolve an LLC is filed, the business’s assets must be liquidated and creditors must be paid in accordance with the correct order of priority. This is achieved by allotting the existing assets to those creditors who are owed money.

What is the process of dissolving an LLC?

If you have an LLC or corporation, then to officially and properly terminate it you must submit Articles of Dissolution to the state. This is the process of formally closing down the business entity.