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Washington Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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The state of Washington requires all corporations, nonprofits, LLCs, LPs, LLPs, and LLLPs to file a Washington Annual Report. These reports must be filed with the Washington Secretary of State, Corporations & Charities Division each year. Below, you’ll find easy-to-follow instructions for how to file the Washington Annual Report yourself. We include due dates, filing 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 Washington Annual Report

To file your Washington Annual Report, you’ll need to complete these steps:

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


Washington Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

Washington Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type


Due Date

How to File

Foreign and domestic – corporations and LLCs


Last Day of Anniversary Month

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations


Last Day of Anniversary Month

Online or Paper Form

Limited Partnerships (LPs, LLPs, and LLLPs)


Last Day of Anniversary Month

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: Washington state charges most business entities a $25 penalty fee for failing to file an annual report. Nonprofits are not assessed a late fee.

Filing Your Washington Annual Report

Your Washington Annual Report can be filed online or by mail. Regardless of how you choose to submit your report, you’ll need to visit the Washington Secretary of State website.

  • On the state website, go to the Annual Reports page.
  • To file online, click “File Online.” To file by mail, click “Paper Annual Report.” A paper form will immediately download onto your computer.

To File Online:

  • You can choose between the following methods for filing online:
    1. Log into your existing Washington CCFS (Corporation and Charities Filing System) Account OR create an account by clicking “Create a User Account.” Once you’re successfully logged in, you’ll click “Business Maintenance Filings.” Then, select “Annual Report.”
    2. Click “Express Annual Report Without Changes – No Login Required” OR “Express Annual Report With Changes – No Login Required.” Then, follow a series of prompts to begin the filing process.

Here is a list of information you’ll need to include, verify, and/or update on your Washington Annual Report:

  • Business name.

  • Washington UBI number. You can find your number by searching the Washington Business Database.

  • Business address, phone number, and email.

  • Officer/director, member/manager, or partner information. On the form, this will be listed as “Governors.”

  • Brief statement of purpose.

  • Controlling interest information. You will need to indicate if your business owns real property (such as land or buildings) in Washington, has transfer stock changes, or has an option agreement that allows future purchase or acquisition of the business.

  • Signature of person filing the report.

Worried you’ll forget to file? Concerned about potential penalties or late fees? Hire Northwest Registered Agent to submit your Washington Annual Report for you!

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How Our Washington Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic businesses, that’s $160 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 Washington LLC, Washington corporation or Washington nonprofit.
  • Once you’re signed up for 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. Washington 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.


Washington Annual Report FAQ

Does the state of Washington require initial reports?

Yes! All Washington corporations and LLCs must file an initial report within 120 days after registering with the state. These can be filed online OR by paper and have a $10 filing fee.

When you hire Northwest Registered Agent to form your Washington business, we’ll file your initial report for you!

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

The Washington Secretary of State will charge most businesses a $25 penalty fee for failing to file an annual report. Nonprofits will not be assessed a late fee. In addition, your business may be administratively dissolved or revoked.

How long does Washington Annual Report processing take?

Online filings will be processed immediately. Mailed filings will take 10-12 business days.

Who can file a Washington Annual Report?

After starting a business in Washington, your annual report can be submitted by an officer, member, or someone outside the business who’s hired to file on your behalf. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we complete and file your Washington Annual Report.

Do Washington Annual Reports need original signatures?

No, Washington Annual Reports can be submitted with electronic signatures.

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

Washington Secretary of State
Corporations Division
Dolliver Building
801 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
T: (360) 725-0377


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