alert icon
Business owners - received a forfeiture letter? File a reinstatement to re-activate online today. Corporations, click here. Limited Liability Companies, click here.

What is an Authorization Date vs a Backdate?

Read time: 6 minutes

Is a Dissolution Authorization Date the Same as a Backdate?

The date your board of directors or shareholders authorize a dissolution is known as the authorization date. This date will always occur before your dissolution date because you have to hold a corporate meeting to authorize the dissolution before you file the dissolution.

Authorization date is NOT the date your business was dissolved, but the date on which the decision to dissolve was made. It is also not a backdate for a dissolution. 

Businesses in Connecticut are not allowed to backdate a business dissolution. The date of dissolution is always the date on which your dissolution is filed.

You can find the appropriate dissolution form for your business entity type, or file directly online, on our business filings page.

Closing Your Business Forms and Fees