On Monday, October 30th, the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) will launch a new Corporations Online Filing System (COFS) for Michigan businesses. This system will allow businesses to submit documents and annual filings, pay filing fees, and order certificate, and will replace the MICH-ELF system. The service also features an expanded search function.
Michigan Businesses Will Be Assigned New ID Numbers for COFS
Businesses will be assigned new entity identification numbers to use when submitting documents. These numbers have been mailed to all resident agents of Michigan business entities. It is important that resident agents save this information. It includes log-in instructions, the new entity identification number, as well as a customer identification number and PIN, which will be used as a username and password to log into new system.
It is important to note that business taxpayer identification number(s) used by the Michigan Department of Treasury and federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will remain unchanged.
If you have any questions, LARA has provided a detailed guide online at the Corporations Division website. Anyone needing further assistance can reach out to the Corporations Division during extended help hours, from Monday, October 30th to Thursday, November 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST.
Learn more about the new system from LARA: New Corporations Online Filing System (COFS) Cuts Red Tape for 800,000+ Businesses in Michigan.
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