BizTerm Definition
Filing Date
Short Definition
Date document is approved
Full Definition

The date a document is approved is generally considered the filing date.  In other words, the date that document is filed and accepted with a governmental agency is the filing date.

Fr instance, when articles of incoporation (for a corporation) or articles of organization (for an LLC) are filed with a state agency to create the corporation or LLC, the date it is approved is generally considered the filing date. 

This may also be the
effective date of the filing, however a different effective date may be made on the filing.

For a more complete discussion, see the following article on smallbiz.com: 


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