DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Biennial Report Instructions
What is the cost to file the DC Biennial Report?
How to file your District of Columbia Commercial Division Biennial (2-year) Report:
DC will send you a reminder with filing instructions. There are two options for filing your DC 2-year report. Don’t be confused when you receive your reminder from your DC registered agent. They refer to the 2-year report as a biannual report.
If you engage in charitable solicitation in DC, you will also need a DC Charitable Solicitation License from the DCRA. This license costs a total of $303 between three different fees, and is valid for two years. The business license application process is quite difficult. Once you have received your DC business license, you file the Uniform Registration Statement for Charitable Organization with the DCRA. There is no fee for that filing but it will need notarized.
When are DC Biennial Reports due?
All new DC entities must file their first report by April 1st of the year following the year they were filed. After that, DC 2-year reports are filed April 1st every other year.
Does the District of Columbia have initial report requirements?
Yes. An initial report is due no later than April 1st the year after you file in DC, no matter how late in the year you file.
What are the penalty fees for a delinquent DC Biennial Report?
$100 late fee for DC Corporations, LLCs, LLPs and LPs filing after April 1st
$50 late fee for DC Nonprofits filing after April 1st
How do I get notified?
The DCRA will mail a biennial report reminder to your DC registered agent about a month before it is due.
Who can file DC Biennial Reports?
An officer or director, manager, member, partner or agent.
Are original signatures needed?
If you are an IL Corporation and you file the paper form, yes you need original signatures.
IL LLCs and other organizations filing the paper form do not need original signatures.
IL Charities require two officer’s signatures notarized on the Uniform Registration Statement.
DCRA Corporations Division
Biennial report online: https://corp.dcra.dc.gov/Account.aspx/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2f
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Washington, DC 20036
District of Columbia
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