Albuquerque, NM asked in Business Formation and Tax Law for New Mexico

Q: my ex wife and I owned a local corporation and we have divorced. My ex told me that the company was dissolved. how???

I have the articles of the corporation showing me as an officer and that the corporation has not been dissolved. Would a case like mine fall under tax law??

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D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Englewood, CO

A: It wouldn't be tax to determine if it was dissolved or not. You'd need a business attorney. You can also check the Secretary of State's website to see the current status.

If it was dissolved you may have a taxable event on liquidation.

Andrew M Steiger agrees with this answer

Andrew M Steiger
Andrew M Steiger
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  • Tax Law Lawyer
  • Grosse Pointe, MI

A: Also, depending on your involvement and the nature of the business, you should also seek out a tax clearance certificate if your state provides one to confirm that no unpaid income, sales, payroll or unemployment insurance taxes exist. May also be a good idea to confirm all federal taxes have been paid and returns filed as well if you haven’t done so already.

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