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Tennessee Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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All Tennessee corporations, nonprofits, LLCs, LPs, and LLPs must file an annual report each year with the Tennessee Secretary of State, Business Services. This page offers helpful instructions for how to file the Tennessee Annual Report yourself. We include filing due dates, fees, required information, and answers to frequently asked questions. Or, you can avoid the extra hassle altogether and hire us to file the annual report for you!

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

How to File Your Tennessee Annual Report

In order to file your Tennessee Annual Report, follow these easy steps:

  1. Determine your filing due date and fees.
  2. Complete your report online OR print a paper form.
  3. Submit your annual report to the Tennessee Secretary of State.


Tennessee Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

Tennessee Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File

Corporations – foreign and domestic


First day of the 4th month following the end of your fiscal year.

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic


First day of the 4th month following the end of your fiscal year.

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations


First day of the 4th month following the end of your fiscal year.

Online or Paper Form

LPs – foreign and domestic


First day of the 4th month following the end of your fiscal year.

Online or Paper Form

LLPs – foreign and domestic


First day of the 4th month following the end of your fiscal year.

Online or Paper Form

*All business entities that file online will be charged an additional $0.95 service fee for payments made by e-check OR 2.29% of the total amount due for credit cards.

**The minimum filing fee for LLCs is $300. If your LLC has more than 6 members, you must add $50 for each additional member. So, if your LLC has 8 members, then your total filing fee would be $400. The maximum fee is $3,000.

Filing Your Tennessee Annual Report

You may file your Tennessee Annual Report online or by mail. Either way, you’ll need to visit the Tennessee Annual Report Filing page.

*Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships are not listed under “Who Can File Here.” However, if you own a foreign LLP, you CAN file through the online system. Don’t worry!

  • On the state website, click the “Start Now!” button.
  • You will be prompted to enter your Secretary of State Control Number. Then, select “begin.” You can find your control number by searching the Tennessee Business Database.
  • Once you confirm you are filing for the correct entity, click “Continue.”

Below, is a list of what you’ll need to include, verify, and/or update on your Tennessee Annual Report:

  1. Business principal and/or mailing address.
  2. Registered agent and address in Tennessee. You may update this information on your annual report; however, you will be charged an additional $20 fee.
  3. Officer/director, member/manager, or partner information. Corporations and nonprofits must include the names and addresses of each officer/director. If your LLC is member-managed, you are only required to confirm the total number of members. If your LLC is manager-managed, you will need to include manager names and addresses. Partnerships are only required to enter the current number of partners.
  4. Signature and title of person filing the annual report.

After reviewing the information entered, you may choose between printing a paper form OR continuing with online filing.

If you choose to file online, you must pay with a credit card or e-check. In addition, you will be charged 2.29% of the total amount due for credit card payments OR $0.95 for e-checks.

If you choose to file by mail, you must include a check or money order payable to “Tennessee Secretary of State.”

Rather not deal with the hassle of filing yourself? Or worried you’ll forget to file? Avoid potential penalties when you hire Northwest Registered Agent to file your Tennessee Annual Report!

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How Our Tennessee Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic LLCs, that’s going to be a minimum total of $406.87 – this includes the additional 2.29% credit card fee.

  • 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 Tennessee LLC, Tennessee corporation or Tennessee nonprofit.
  • Once you’re 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 payment method five days later.

Annual Report Service Benefits

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

  1. In order to preserve your privacy, 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.

Tennessee Annual Report FAQ

Are there initial reports in Tennessee?

No. New businesses in Tennessee are not required to file initial reports.

Is the Tennessee Annual Report the same as the Tennessee Franchise Tax or Excise Tax?

No. Although your taxes and report are due at the same time, the annual report is a separate filing requirement from Tennessee’s franchise tax and excise taxes. The annual report goes to the Tennessee Secretary of State while franchise and excise taxes go to the Tennessee Department of Revenue. There’s a minimum tax of $100.

What happens if I forget to file my Tennessee Annual Report?

Although the state of Tennessee doesn’t charge late fees for failing to file a Tennessee Annual Report, your business may be administratively dissolved or revoked if you are more than two months delinquent.

How long does it take the state to process a Tennessee Annual Report?

Online filings are processed immediately. Mailed filings will take 5-10 business days.

Who can file a Tennessee Annual Report?

After starting a business in Tennessee, any authorized person may file the Tennessee Annual Report. 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 report service, we complete and file your Tennessee Annual Report.

Do Tennessee Annual Reports need original signatures?

Nope! Tennessee Annual Reports can be submitted be electronic signatures and photocopies of original documents.

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

Tennessee Secretary of State
Division of Business Services
312 Rose L. Parks Avenue
Snodgrass Tower 6th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
T: (615) 741-2286


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