Doing Business Outside Your State: The CSC Guide

You might need to “foreign qualify” if your domestic company or nonprofit wants to do business in a state other than the one where you incorporated—but how do you know if you need to?

Understanding doing business outside your state is complex and can be time-consuming. The rules for foreign qualification vary greatly, and the consequences of making the wrong decision can be extreme—ranging from monetary penalties for a corporation to jail time for its officers and directors.

  • An in-depth list of all activities that do not constitute doing business in each of the 50 states, from engaging in litigation to interstate commerce.
  • A full breakdown of the consequences in every U.S. state of doing business in another state without authority.

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