Waiver of business entity filing fees for certain veterans

Profit Corporations and Limited Liability Companies

If a majority of shares for a profit corporation or a majority of membership interests of a Limited Liability Company are honorably discharged veterans or held by honorably discharged veterans you may qualify for a waiver of fees.

To request a fee waiver, both of the following must be submitted to the department:

  • A form DD-214, form DD 215, or any other form that is satisfactory to the department that demonstrates he or she was separated from that service with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service for each qualifying shareholder or holder of a membership interest.
  • A signed statement, by the shareholders or members, detailing the honorably discharged veterans who hold the majority interests with the percent of interest held by each honorably discharged veteran.

See MCL 450.5101(7) and MCL 450.2060(10)

Nonprofit Corporations 

Pursuant to MCL 450.3060(6)

To request a fee waiver under subsection (5), the person that is submitting the document for

filing shall submit both of the following to the administrator with the document: 

(a) A signed affidavit requesting the fee waiver and certifying that a majority of the initial members of the membership corporation, initial directors of the directorship corporation, or initial shareholders of the stock corporation, as applicable, are, or if applicable the initial members, initial directors, or initial shareholders will be, individuals who served in the armed forces and were separated from that service with an honorable character of service or under honorable conditions (general) character of service.

(b) Copies of form DD214 or form DD215, or any other form that is satisfactory to the department, for each individual described in subsection (5) who is or will be an initial member of the corporation, initial director of the corporation, or initial shareholder of the corporation, as applicable.62