If you want to register your own new company or take over another’s, you need to register it with the SEC, and it can take up to 10 business days to process.
That means you might need to wait a full week or two to register the first time you want a company’s name on the SEC’s register.
The SEC is working to expand its ability to accept and process your personal data, and is also working to strengthen data privacy protections.
You can learn more about this effort here.
You can find a list of registered companies on the National Association of Federal Registrars website.
If you need more help, ask your accountant about a “closed registration.”
To register a company using personal data from the SEC: You must complete a Form 990, which lists the company’s names and address.
If the company has already been registered, you must include your full name, address, and telephone number, as well as any social security numbers, bank account numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account details.
Then, fill out a form, “closed register,” that asks you to identify the information you need for the registration and the purpose for which it was obtained.
Fill out the form and send it to your bank or credit union.
The SEC will review the closed register and forward it to you.
Once you receive the form, you can use it to create a company name and a business name.
You must be 18 or older to create the company name.
If there are other people who own or control the company, you’ll need to give those names to those people.
If you need additional information, ask an accountant about the closed registration.
To get more information on the registration process, visit the SEC website.