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All Pennsylvania corporations, nonprofits, LLCs, and LPs must file a decennial report every ten years. However, these reports are only required if no other filings (amendments, change of agent, etc.) have been submitted during the previous ten years. Pennsylvania Professional LLCs must file an Annual Registration every year. All reports and registrations must be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations. Below, we have a step-by-step guide to filing your Pennsylvania Decennial Report or Annual Registration yourself. Our guide includes decennial report and annual registration due dates, filing fees, instructions, information requirements, and frequently asked questions.
Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide.
How to File Your Pennsylvania Decennial Report
To file your Pennsylvania Decennial Report OR Annual Registration follow the steps below:
- Determine your business’s filing fee and due date.
- If filing a Decennial Report, download a paper form and complete the report.
- If filing an Annual Registration, complete your report online OR download a paper form.
- Submit your report or registration to the Pennsylvania Department of State.
Pennsylvania Decennial Report Due Dates and Fees
Pennsylvania Decennial Report and Annual Registration Fee Schedule
How to File
Corporations – foreign and domestic
Every ten years
LLCs – foreign and domestic
Every ten years
Professional LLCs – foreign and domestic
April 15, every year
Online or Paper Form
Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations
Every ten years
LPs – foreign and domestic
Every ten years
Late Fees: Pennsylvania doesn’t charge late fees for failing to file a DECENNIAL REPORT. However, if no report is submitted, your business’s name will become available for other companies to use. In addition, your company will not longer be in good standing. If you fail to file an ANNUAL REGISTRATION, your Professional LLC will be assessed a $500 late fee.
*The filing fee for the Annual Registration will be $610 multiplied by the number of licensed professional members.
Filing Your Pennsylvania Decennial Report OR Annual Registration
The Pennsylvania Decennial Report can only be submitted by mail. The Annual Registration can be submitted online or by mail. Either way, you’ll need to visit the Pennsylvania Department of State website.
To File Annual Registration Online:
- Go to the Pennsylvania Online Business Document Filing System.
- If you don’t already have an account, you’ll need to create one by clicking “Sign up now!”
- Once you have successfully logged in, you’ll immediately begin filing your decennial report OR annual registration.
To File Annual Registration OR Decennial Report by Paper:
- On the Department of State website, go to the Business Forms page.
- If you need to file a decennial report, click the “Decennial Report of Association Continued Existence” link.
- If you need to file an annual registration, click the “Annual Registration – Professional Limited Liability Company” link.
- The form you choose will immediately appear on your screen. Both forms can be typed or handwritten in blue or black ink.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to include, update, and/or verify on your decennial report:
- Business name.
- Registered agent information: include their full name and address.
- Signature and title of the person filing the report.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to include, update, and/or verify on your annual registration:
- Business name.
- Type of service your PLLC provides.
- Number of licensed professional members.
- Signature of person filing the registration.
If you file your Annual Registration online, you’ll need to pay the filing fee using a credit card.
To file your Decennial Report or your Annaul Registration via the mail, submit a check or money order made payable to “Department of State.” Checks must be pre-printed with the name and address of the account holder.
Rather not deal with the hassle of filing yourself? Or worried you’ll forget to file? Avoid incurring late fees and penalties when you hire Northwest Registered Agent to file your Pennsylvania Decennial Report OR Annual Registration for you.
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How Our Pennsylvania Decennial Report Service Works
For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your decennial report or annual registration. For most domestic businesses, that’s $170 total OR a minimum of $710 for Professional LLCs.
- You can sign up for this service by itself or add it on to an existing service. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your Pennsylvania LLC, Pennsylvania corporation or Pennsylvania nonprofit.
- Once you’ve signed up for our business renewal 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 method five days later.
Decennial Report Service Benefits
At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. Pennsylvania Decennial Reports and Annual Registrations are public record, so we’ve designed our business renewal service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:
- In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours.
- Only the minimum required information will be included.
- 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.
- 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.
Pennsylvania Decennial Report FAQ
Are there initial reports in Pennsylvania?
No, new businesses are not required to file initial reports in Pennsylvania.
Are there late fees or penalties if I don’t file my Pennsylvania Decennial Report?
If you don’t file your Pennsylvania Decennial Report, you won’t be charged a late fee. However, your business will no longer be in good standing, and your business’s name will be available to for other companies to use.
If you don’t file your Pennsylvania Annual Registration on time, you will be assessed a $500 late fee.
When are Pennsylvania Decennial Reports OR Annual Registrations Due?
Once you hit the ten year mark, you’ll have the entire year to file a decennial report. Remember, a decennial report is only required if your business has not filed any other amendments – such as a change of registered office – during the previous ten years.
Annual Registrations are due by April 15 each year.
Who can file a Pennsylvania Decennial Report OR Annual Registration?
After starting a business in Pennsylvania, any authorized person may sign the Pennsylvania Decennial Report or Annual Registration. An authorized person is someone your business permits to act on its behalf. This could be someone within the business (such as a director or manager), or someone outside of the business that you hire to file your report. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we complete and file your decennial report or annual registration for you.
Do Pennsylvania Decennial Reports or Annual Registrations need original signatures?
No, Pennsylvania allows both forms to be filed with electronic signatures.
Can I file my Pennsylvania Deccenial Report online?
No. Pennsylvania Deccenial Reports must be filed through the mail. Submit your completed report along with a check or money order to:
PA Department of State
PO Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722.
Where can I get more information about the State of Pennsylvania Decennial Report filing?
Pennsylvania Department of State
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
PO Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722
T: (717) 787-1057