New York moves businesses' services online


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New York has moved online some its services for state businesses.

In an effort to make the state more attractive for new companies, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York has moved its filing system to form Domestic Business Corporation and Domestic Limited Liability Companies online.

The applications, which before took more than a week to process, can now be done in a matter of minutes. It also eliminates the need for business to pay expedited processing fees.

“By streamlining the process to create a new business venture, we are making it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to do business in New York,” Cuomo said. “This innovative upgrade will save employers time and money, allowing them to focus on creating jobs and pursuing new opportunities for growth.

The technology upgrade is the latest in a series of agency initiatives that are creating a more business-friendly environment in New York State. It comes on the heels of the first phase of an electronic licensing system for certain professional disciplines, and last year’s implementation of a simpler sales tax reporting system by the Department of Taxation and Finance.

Secretary of State Cesar Perales said: “Every day the Department of State endeavors to find new ways to keep New York ‘Open for Business’ and make government work for the people. This system improvement will save state resources and will provide the business community with a dramatically improved, practical and cost-efficient system.”

On average, new businesses file more than 100,000 basic Certificates of Incorporation and Articles of Organization with the Department of State each year.

The online filing system is available Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. through the Department of State’s Division of Corporations website.

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