[Noisebridge-board] Noisebridge corporate status?

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Fri Feb 22 09:31:50 UTC 2013

Yep, we know about it, and are working it through (we thought we'd got all
the paperwork sorted and payments, but apparently there's some new blip

Thanks for pinging us!

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 1:22 AM, Mike Higashi <mhigashi at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi, folks.
> I'm on the board of the corporation that runs BayCon, the science fiction
> convention.
> Every once in a while, I go to the California Secretary of State's
> business search
> web page and check on our corporate status. (We had trouble a few years
> ago, and
> I want to make sure it doesn't happen again.)
> I did that again tonight (we were fine) but since I was on that page, I
> also checked
> up on some other corporations that I know.  When I entered "Noisebridge"
> into
> their search field, it came up with a status of suspended.  So unless your
> corporation
> operates under a different name, you will need to deal with this.
> You can try it yourself here:     http://kepler.sos.ca.gov/
> A California corporation can be suspended for two different reasons,
> either from
> failing to file the annual officers and directors form with the Secretary
> of State's
> office, or from failing to file income tax forms with the Franchise Tax
> Board.
> (Non-Profits that make more than a certain amount of money per year still
> need
> to file tax returns.)
> You'll need to contact the Secretary of State's office to find the reason
> for the
> suspension, and when it occurred. (That info is not on the search results
> page.)
> A slight digression:  The person you talk to at the Secretary of State's
> office will
> probably list a whole bunch of dire consequences from being suspended. The
> thing to remember is that most corporations get suspended from failing to
> pay
> taxes, and it's their job to get the deadbeats to pay up, so they maximize
> the
> level of seriousness by saying things like its unlawful to conduct business
> while suspended.  The reality is that many corporations get into this
> situation,
> and as long as they get returned to active status then there's no long
> term damage
> that results.
> Sympathetically yours,
> Mike Higashi
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