Business FAQs

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Beginning a business
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Delayed effective date
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Delayed effective date

Q1. What is a delayed effective date?

A1. When a document is filed, it is immediately effective. A filer may choose to delay the effectiveness of their filing by entering a delayed effective date.


Q2. If I choose a delayed effective date, will I see my filing in the entity’s history?

A2.  Yes, you can view the filing in the entity’s history, but if the filing affects the status or changes information in the record, this will not affect the record until the date chosen.


Q3. How long can I delay the effectiveness of the filing?

A3.  The effectiveness can be delayed for a maximum of 90 days per 7-90-304 C.R.S. The statute does not allow for a longer delay.


Q4. Do I need to specify a time along with the date?

A4.  No, the time is optional. If only a date is entered into the box, then the document will become effective at 11:59 PM on that date. All filing dates and times are in Mountain Standard Time.


Q5. I chose a delayed effective date when I filed my entity-opening record, why can’t I file any other documents for this entity?

A5.  When you choose a delayed effective date for an entity-opening record, that entity won’t become effective until the date you entered. Therefore, you won’t be able to file anything under that record until the delayed date is met.
If you mistakenly enter an incorrect delayed effective date, you can file a Statement of Correction Correcting a Delayed Effective Date to correct the record.