View Full Version : transfering sole proprietor business to AZ

04-12-2018, 02:04 PM
Hi there!

I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out.

I currently work as a graphic designer (sole proprietor) since 2015 in California, I have an EIN number from the IRS and FBN but I have never registered my business with the Secretary of State, which is is not mandatory as a sole proprietor.

I'm planning on moving to the state of Arizona next month and I'm not sure how to proceed to transfer my sole proprietor business without having to register it with the secretary of State in California. I have done my research and it seems like I'm supposed to get a certificate of good standing from the Secretary of state (but since I never registered there, what are my options?)

I seems silly to register in California (and paying the fee) now since I'll be transferring it anyway in a couple of weeks.

Can I register directly through AZ Secretary of State if I started my business in CA but have never registered in CA?

Thank you so much! I appreciate any and all help as I'm super duper lost.