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Ontario Articles of Dissolution

Same Day Processing if Ordered Before 3pm EST, Mon - Fri (excluding holidays). Dissolution Completed in 3- 7 business days

How to know if the corporation has commenced business?
If the corporation has shareholders listed and has/had activity, the corporation has commenced.
If the corporation has not listed shareholders and hasn't had any activity then the corporation has not commenced.

Filing of Original Documents with Province of Ontario

How to Dissolve an Ontario Corporation

Are you closing down your business in Ontario? We know it’s a difficult decision, one that can turn into a long and stressful situation. At Ontario Business Central, we offer the services you need to legally dissolve your business, so you can focus on the other aspects of closing up shop and figuring out your next move.

How to Dissolve an Ontario Corporation >>>

Whether you are moving on to another business, employment or retiring, completing the Articles of Dissolution puts an end date to the corporate business operation. Ontario Business Central holds intermediary status with the Province of Ontario and is able to file Articles of Dissolution quickly and easily on your behalf. Once completed, you can notify the Canada Revenue Agency, Financial Institutions, suppliers and clients that the corporation has terminated its existence.

What is Required to Dissolve an Ontario Corporation?

  • Corporation Name
  • Ontario Corporate Number (Look Up Available)
  • Date of Incorporation
  • Select if the Corporation Has or Has Not Commenced Business
  • Select if the Corporation Has No Property or Has Distributed Property
  • Select applicable statement regarding any corporate debts
  • Current Director Name, Address, & Officer Position
  • Name of Individual or Agent Authorizing the Dissolution
  • Company Key (if applicable)
Dissolution Checklist

How Do I Cancel a Business Name Registration?

Business Name Registrations cannot be cancelled using this form.

If you have trade names under the corporation that you are dissolving, the trade names will automatically be cancelled.

If you want to cancel a trade name without dissolving the corporation, or cancel a sole proprietorship or general partnership, please use the form below:

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Do My Corporate Taxes Need to Be Filed Before Dissolving?

No, if you haven't filed or paid the corporate tax for the most recent year, you can complete the articles of dissolution and file the tax return subsequently.

If you have historic years that you haven't filed the corporate tax return for or you have remaining money owing, it is best to reach out to CRA before filing.

Do I Need Consent to Dissolve Prior to Filing Articles of Dissolution?

No, you are no longer required to obtain the Consent to Dissolve prior to submitting the Articles of Dissolution.

As of October of 2021, the Province internally requests and approves the Consent Letter To Dissolve as part of the processing to complete the Articles of Dissolution upon your filing. This has made a huge difference to the ability and speed of the completion of Articles of Dissolution.


Steps of the Dissolution Process

step 1

Ordering Page

  • Choose if your business has or has not commenced business
  • Proceed to the next step
step 2

Provide Dissolution Details

  • Provide name and corporation number along with the date of incorporation
  • Agree to the certifying statements
  • Choose a date for the dissolution to take place
  • Enter the name and address of the director authorizing the dissolution
step 3

Payment Information

  • Provide the credit card holders details. The credit card is not required to be from the same individual filling out the form
  • Enter Billing & Contact Information
  • Enter the credit card details
  • Click that you are not a robot and press to complete order


That's It! We Make Dissolutions as Easy as 1 2 3!

What our clients say about us

Google Ratings - Ontario Business Central
wayne snyder

wayne snider

3 months ago

Once I saw the bureaucracy that the ON gov't has created to dissolve a company I went to OBC for help. Had never used them before...but will definitely use the again. Simple, fast and reasonable priced.

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Mariam Reda

5 Star Ratings
3 months ago

I used their service to dissolve an Ontario Corp - literally took less than 24 hours and amazing response time with their staff

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Jessica Lim

Jessica Lim

3 months ago

Used this service to help dissolve my corporation because the government websites were confusing and I was unclear on the process. This company was so helpful answeing my questions when I called and processing everything in perfect timing.

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How Much Does it Cost to File Articles of Dissolution? +

The Articles of Dissolution cost $272.40 in total. The fee is made up of $149.00 for our fee of preparing the form filing and gaining approval from you to proceed. There is a $39.99 fee for the submission filing and $25.00 government fee.

What is the Processing Time? +

The Articles of Dissolution can no longer be completed and filed in person at a provincial government filing office. The processing time with Ontario Business Central is 3 to 7 business days. To file manually yourself, the process can take 15 business days or longer.

Is a Company Key Required? +

If you file with Ontario Business Central, a company key is not required for any corporation registered before October 19, 2021, unless a key was specifically requested. We, as an intermediary with the Province of Ontario are able to by-pass this requirement for corporations that do not have a key.

If filing directly with the Province yourself, the Company Key is required. You can request a Company Key with the Province directly and the key will be mailed to the registered head office address of the corporation. The corporate address must be up-to-date. If it is not, a Notice of Change is required first to update the address prior to requesting the Company Key.


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