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Michigan Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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The state of Michigan requires all Michigan corporations, LLCs, and nonprofits to file an annual report each year. Michigan LPs, LLPs, and LLLPs aren’t required to file annual reports. All annual reports must be filed with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The following instructions will help you file the Michigan Annual Report yourself. We have also included due dates, fees, required information, and answers to common filing questions.

Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.

How to File Your Michigan Annual Report

These are the steps you’ll need to take in order to file your Michigan Annual Report:

  1. Determine your filing due date and fee.
  2. Fill out your annual report online OR submit a paper form.
  3. Submit your report and fees to the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).


Michigan Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

Michigan Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File

Corporations – foreign and domestic


May 15

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic


February 15

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations


October 1

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: Michigan corporations are the only business entities that are assessed a late fee. They’ll be charged an additional $10 each month they’re delinquent. However, all companies will be automatically dissolved or revoked if no report is filed after two years.

Filing Your Michigan Annual Report

Michigan Annual Reports must be submitted using the LARA Corporations Online Filing System OR by mailing the pre-filled form the state will send your resident agent 90 days prior to your filing due date.

To File Online:

  • Go to the LARA Corporations Online Filing System.
  • Enter your customer ID number and PIN. If you don’t have either number, click the “CID/PIN Recovery page” link to submit a request.
  • Once you’re successfully logged in, you’ll immediately begin the filing process.

To File by Paper:

  • 90 days prior to your due date, the Michigan LARA department will mail your resident agent a pre-filled annual report form. Update/confirm the information and mail it back to the Michigan LARA, Corporations Division.

You’ll need to include, verify, and/or update the following information on your Michigan Annual Report:

  • ID number assigned by LARA. You can easily find this by searching the Michigan Business Database.
  • Business name.
  • Resident agent name and address.
  • Director, president, secretary, and treasurer names and addresses.
  • Brief statement of purpose.
  • Foreign corporation information. Include the total number of authorized shares and most recent percentage used to calculate the Michigan business tax.
  • Signature and title of person filing the annual report.


  • ID number assigned by LARA.
  • Business name.
  • Resident agent name and address.
  • Signature and title of person filing the annual report.

Online filings can be paid for by credit card. Paper filings must include a check or money order made payable to “State of Michigan.”

When you hire Northwest Registered Agent to file your Michigan Annual Report, you’ll never have to worry about potential late fees, penalties, or forgetting to file. Relax, we’ve got you covered!

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How Our Michigan Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic businesses, that’s $125 total.

  • You can sign up for this service by itself or add it to an existing service inside your client account. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your Michigan LLC, Michigan corporation or Michigan nonprofit.
  • Once you’re signed up for compliance service, you’ll pay nothing up front. We’ll send you a reminder 90 days before your filing due date and auto-charge your preferred payment method five days later.

Annual Report Service Benefits

At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. Michigan Annual Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our annual report service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:

  1. We will list OUR contact information instead of yours on the report form.
  2. Only the minimum required information will be included.
  3. We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.
  4. We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.

We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.

Michigan Annual Report FAQ

Are new businesses required to file initial reports in Michigan?

Nope. New Michigan businesses are not required to file initial reports.

Will I be charged a late fee if I don’t file a Michigan Annual Report?

It depends. Michigan corporations – foreign and domestic- are the only entities that are charged a late fee. They will be assessed an additional $10 for each month they are late. However, all businesses will automatically be administratively dissolved if no report is filed within two years.

What is the processing time for a Michigan Annual Report?

Standard processing for a Michigan Annual Report is 3-5 business days. Need expedited processing? Add an additional $100 for 24 hour processing, $200 for same day service, and $500 for two hour processing.

Can any authorized person file a Michigan Annual Report?

Yes! After starting a business in Michigan, your Michigan Annual Report can be submitted by an officer, manager, or someone outside the business you hire to file on your business’s behalf. Or, you can hire Northwest Registered Agent to take care of completing and filing the annual report for you!

Does the Michigan Annual Reports need original signatures?

No. The state will accept copies of original documents and signatures.

Where can I get more information about the State of Michigan Annual Report filing?

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Ottawa Building
611 W. Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48909
T: (517) 355-9700

PO Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909


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