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September 21, 2009
Resumption of the ex officio striking off of the registration of businesses having failed to file their annual declarations

We wish to inform our clientele that, in the coming weeks, we will resume the ex officio striking off of the registration of businesses having failed to file two consecutive annual declarations in the last years, in accordance with section 50 of the Act respecting the legal publicity of sole proprietorships, partnerships and legal persons.

The process will resume to remind offending businesses of their legal obligations regarding registration in the enterprise register.

Failure to update the information in the enterprise register affects the business’s relations with its partners and the government. An ex officio striking off has more serious consequences on the legal capacity of the business.

Before registration is ex officio struck off, reminders are issued concerning the maintenance of registration and the update of the information in the register.

An alphabetical and numerical (by Québec enterprise number) list of the businesses liable to be ex officio struck off will be published in the News section of our website. The first list will include businesses not eligible for combined filing of the annual declaration and the income tax return and will be published in the week of September 28, 2009. Lists of businesses eligible for combined filing will be posted in the following months.

To remedy the situation, the listed businesses will be required to file the annual declarations not previously filed. The required forms are available from Services Québec.

Approximately one month after publishing the list of offending businesses, we will ex officio strike off the businesses not having filed their missing declarations. A copy of the order to that effect will be filed in the enterprise register.

You can check the status of a business’s file at any time using the Search the enterprise register service.

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