2021 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 15 - Foreign Corporations
Part 1 - Certificate of Authority
§ 14-2-1505. Effect of Certificate of Authority

Universal Citation: GA Code § 14-2-1505 (2021)
  1. A certificate of authority authorizes the foreign corporation to which it is issued to transact business in this state subject, however, to the right of the state to revoke the certificate as provided in this chapter.
  2. A foreign corporation with a valid certificate of authority has the same but no greater rights under this chapter and has the same but no greater privileges under this chapter as, and except as otherwise provided by this chapter is subject to the same duties, restrictions, penalties, and liabilities now or later imposed on, a domestic corporation of like character.
  3. This chapter does not authorize this state to regulate the organization or internal affairs of a foreign corporation authorized to transact business in this state.

(Code 1981, §14-2-1505, enacted by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1070, § 1.)


Editor's notes.

- In light of the similarity of the statutory provisions, an opinion under former Code 1933, § 22-1402 and former Code Section 14-2-311, which were repealed by Ga. L. 1988, p. 1070, § 1, effective July 1, 1989, is included in the annotations for this Code section.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 36 Am. Jur. 2d, Foreign Corporations, § 220 et seq.


- 19 C.J.S., Corporations, §§ 981, 988, 991.


- Applicability to foreign corporations of statute precluding defense of want of legal organization, 73 A.L.R. 1202.

Payment of fees or taxes imposed as condition of foreign corporation doing business within state as exempting it from other taxes, 82 A.L.R. 1437.

State excise, privilege, or franchise tax upon foreign corporation as affected by commerce clause, 105 A.L.R. 11; 139 A.L.R. 950.

Rescission or annulment of forfeiture of license of foreign corporation to do business in the state as affecting previous contracts or transactions of corporation, 172 A.L.R. 493.

Eligibility of foreign corporation to appointment as trustee of inter vivos trust, 82 A.L.R.2d 946.

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