The systematic consultation process of the National Register of Legal Entities (CNPJ) offered by the Federal Revenue allows companies, in particular, Individual Microentrepreneurs (MEIs), access to the database that contains information about activation in the labor market and company registration data.
What this article covers:
What is the CNPJ consultation?
Consulting the National Register of Legal Entities is nothing more than offering a systematic process by the Federal Revenue Service that allows entrepreneurs to access the database that contains information on activation in the labor market and the registration data of their companies.
Among other words, the National Register of Legal Entities (CNPJ) is a company identification document, issued by the Ministry of Finance through the Internal Revenue Service.
How to consult the CNPJ?
To consult the National Register of Legal Entities, you have three means of access to find out about activation in the labor market and your company’s registration data:
- Federal Revenue website;
- Entrepreneur Portal;
- BR Protest Registry website;
- “CNPJ” application.
See each of them in more detail:
How to check the CNPJ on the Federal Revenue website?
To make the free consultation of the National Register of Legal Entities on the Federal Revenue website, you need to access it on your computer or, if you prefer, on your mobile browser. Then, enter the CNPJ number you want in the field indicated and, in the next moment, the proof of registration and the registration status of the company will appear on the screen of your computer or cell phone.
Through proof of registration, the existence of the researched enterprise is proven and the registration situation is highlighted with the following information: active, inactive, written off or cancelled.
If your company’s registration situation is in an inactive, downloaded or canceled situation, it is recommended that you check what is happening with your company.
In addition, when you search for the National Register of Legal Entities, you can access the database that contains information such as the name and address of the company, date of opening, economic activities and legal nature.
How can I consult the CNPJ on the BR Protest Registry website?
To make a free consultation of the National Registry of Legal Entities on the BR Protests Registry website, you need to access it on your computer or, if you prefer, on your cell phone’s browser at the Instituto de Estudos de Protesto de Títulos do Brasil (IEPTB).
Through the online service, it is possible to redeem the five-year history of the CNPJ and/or CPF that you searched for.
How to query the CNPJ in the application?
To make the free consultation of the National Register of Legal Entities in the “CNPJ” application, you need to access it from your Android or iOS phone.
The “CNPJ” application is capable of giving you permission to consult the registration status of companies and follow up on your own service requests.