is Secure Business Filing?
Secure Business Filing provides
optional password protection for your business record. By creating a
Secure Business Filing account, you can control who is able to make changes to
How do I sign up?
See instructions for setting up a Secure Business Filing Record, or watch one of our demonstrations.
What is business identity theft?
Business identity theft (also known as
corporate or commercial identity theft) is more sophisticated and often more
costly than personal identity theft. Criminals assume a business’s identity and
good credit history by manipulating business records and credit agency data,
then use that identity to get lines of credit with banks or retailers. With these lines of credit, the identity
thieves will purchase commercial electronics, home improvement materials, gift
cards, and other items that are easily resold. For more information, visit www.protectyourbusiness.us.
How does Secure Business Filing work?
When you sign up for Secure Business Filing, you will create an account that
ties your business record to your email address and a password. Once that
account is created, forms that affect your business can't be filed without the
correct email address and password.
Each business record will
have its own Secure Business Filing account. For example, if you have two businesses, you would need to set up a
separate account for each business.
Also, if you have a
business and a trade name or trademark associated with your business, you will
need to set up an account for the business and an account for the trade name or
How will Secure Business Filing protect
Putting a password in
place prevents anyone who doesn't have that password from changing your
When you set up a Secure
Business Filing account, you will also be signed up for email
notifications. Our email notification system
sends notices to you when a form that affects your business has been
filed. You will also receive an email when a Periodic Report is due and
if your business's status changes.
I have more questions.
See the Secure Business Filing FAQs.