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Secretary Nelson shares end-of-year reminders for business filings

AUSTIN—Today, Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson reminded Texans about important filing deadlines as the end of the year approaches.

“Many businesses and other entities that file with the Secretary’s office should make a plan for documents dated 2023,” said Secretary Nelson. “As an agency, we cannot backdate filings received after the deadline.”

Documents received by mail

For documents submitted by mail, a complete and correct filing must be received on December 28 by 4 p.m. in order to have a 2023 date. Documents received after that deadline will have a 2024 file date. Please note, the Secretary of State’s office will be closed December 22-26 and December 29-January 1 in observance of the holidays.

Documents submitted digitally

Documents may be submitted digitally through SOSDirect or SOSUpload. To receive a file date of 2023, digital documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Central Time December 31. However, filers are encouraged to not wait until the last minute.

Other information to consider:

  1. The fastest way to submit most business filing documents is through SOSDirect. However, not all documents can be submitted online due to statutory requirements. Plan ahead as needed.
  2. Do not include payment information such as credit card numbers, form instruction pages, confidential or personal information on documents uploaded online through SOSUpload.

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