Corporate Articles Of Amendment For A Family Farm Form. This is a Maryland form and can be use in Business Entity Secretary Of State.
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CORPORATE ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT FOR A FAMILY FARM (1) Name of Corporation The Charter of the corporation is hereby amended as follows: The corporation is a "Family Farm" as defined by Section 1-209 of the Corporations and Associations Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This amendment of the charter of the corporation has been approved by (2) We the undersigned President and Secretary swear under penalties of perjury that the foregoing is a corporate act. (3) (3) President Secretary (4)Return address of filing party American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com INSTRUCTIONS FOR DRAFTING CORPORATE ARTICLES OF AMENDMENT FOR FAMILY FARMS This amendment is appropriate to amend a Maryland Corporation to be a Family Farm and thus qualify for a reduced annual filing fee. In addition to amending the charter, to qualify, this corporation must own or control real property that is subject to an Agricultural Use Assessment and has no assets that are not agricultural or residential. In the future, if this corporation no longer meets these qualifications, the corporation must file an amendment stating that it is no longer a Family Farm. Questions addressing the merits or wording of the actual changes you are making should be discussed with your lawyer, accountant, or financial advisor. Legal questions of a general nature cannot be answered by the staff of this Department. Each item listed below describes how to fill in the blanks on the sample. (1)Insert the exact name of the corporation. It must match our record in every way including spelling, punctuation,abbreviation, etc.(2)Select the option listed below that applies to your corporation. Only one of these options can apply.A)*If this corporation has directors and shareholders, insert "the directors and shareholders".B)*If this is a close corporation that has no directors, insert "the stockholders. This is a close corporationthat has elected to have no directors".(3)Have the president and secretary sign. The signatures must be by different individuals unless this is a closecorporation.(4)Insert your return address.(5)FEES: The filing fee is $100.00. Make check payable to the State Department of Assessments and Taxation. There is anadditional charge for Certified copies and Expedited Service.NOTE: THESE GUIDELINES DO NOT APPLY TO AMENDMENTS FOR LLC222S, LP222S OR LLP222S.NOTES: Due to the fact that the laws governing the formation and operation of business entities and the effectiveness of a UCC Financing Statement involves more than filing documents with our office, we suggest you consult an attorney, accountant or other professional. State Department of Assessments & Taxation staff cannot offer business counseling or legal advice. Regarding annual documents to be filed with the Department of Assessments & Taxation: All domestic and foreign legal entities must submit a Personal Property Return to the Department. Failure to file a Personal Property Return will result in forfeiture of your right to conduct business in Maryland Where and how do I file my documents? By mail or in-person submissions should directed to: State Department of Assessments and Taxation, Charter Division 301 W. Preston Street; 8th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201-2395 All checks must be made out to State Department of Assessments and Taxation. The cost to file documents should be included with the form. A schedule of filing fees is available online at http://dat.maryland.gov/businesses/Documents/FEES.pdf Online business registration and document filing via the Maryland EGov Business portal. See the Maryland Business Express link on the homepage at www.dat.maryland.gov he Department of Assessments and Taxation no longer acceptvia facsimile (fax) corporate documents for filing or document copy request. How long will it take to process my documents? Regular document processing time . Expedited processing request will be handled within 7 business days. The expedited service fee is an additional $50.00 for each document; other fees may also apply. Hand-delivered documents in limited quantities receive same day expedited service between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. You must be in line no later than 4:15 p.m. in order to receive service that same day. Online filed documents are considered expedited and will be processed within 7 business days. Revised: 2016 American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com