To close your business at the state-level of government, you may need to file a dissolution with the Secretary of State as well as close any business accounts you have with the state. There may be more to do at federal and local levels.
File a Dissolution
Depending on your business’ legal entity, you may need to file a dissolution with the Secretary of State.
Close Business Accounts
You’ll need to close/cancel all business accounts you have with state, as well as cancel any licenses. See below for information on closing common business filings.
Close Tax Accounts
You must close your tax accounts, which may include filing a final sales tax return and canceling your vendor’s license. You may also need to close use tax, Commerical Activity Tax, employer withholding, and excise and energy tax accounts. Domestic, for-profit corporations must also obtain a Certificate of Tax Clearance.
Close an Unemployment Compensation Tax Account
Deactivate your unemployment online at eric.ohio.gov. If you have questions, contact the Office of Unemployment Compensation at (614) 466-2319.
Cancel a Workers’ Compensation Policy
You must notify Bureau of Workers' Compensation in writing to cancel workers' compensation coverage. If this is not done, BWC will continue to bill installments, assess penalties and send invoices.
You may need to cancel a professional license. For general/contact information, see Licenses & Permits.