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Georgia Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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Georgia state law requires all Georgia corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, LPs, and LLLPs to file a Georgia Annual Registration (annual report) each year with the Georgia Secretary of State, Corporations Division. This page provides clear instructions for how to file the Georgia Annual Report yourself. We also include required information, due dates, filing fees, and answers to frequently asked questions.

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

How to File Your Georgia Annual Report

Follow the steps below to successfully file your Georgia Annual Report:

  1. Determine your business’s due date and filing fee.
  2. Complete the report online OR print a paper form.
  3. File your report with the Georgia Secretary of State and pay the filing fee.

 

Georgia Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

We’ve organized the due dates and fees for the Georgia Annual Report into an easy-to-read chart.

Georgia Report Fee Schedule

Business Type

Cost

Due Date

How to File

Corporations – foreign and domestic

$50 online; $60 paper

Between January 1 and April 1

Online or Paper Form

LLCs – foreign and domestic

$50 online; $60 paper

Between January 1 and April 1

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations

$30 online; $40 paper

Between January 1 and April 1

Online or Paper Form

LPs – foreign and domestic

$50 online; $60 paper

Between January 1 and April 1

Online or Paper Form

LLLPs – domestic

$50 online; $60 paper

Between January 1 and April 1

Online or Paper Form

LLLPs – foreign

$25 online; $35 paper

Between January 1 and April 1

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: Georgia will charge your business an additional $25 for failing to file an annual report. If you are more than 60 days late, your business will be administratively dissolved.

Filing Your Georgia Annual Report

The Georgia Annual Report can be filed online, by mail, or in person. Regardless of how you choose to file, you will need to visit the Georgia Corporations Division Annual Registration page.

  • On the filing page, you’ll have three options to choose from based on your specific needs. If you don’t need to update/change any information, you can select “Annual Registration with No Changes.” If you need to make updates/changes, you’ll need to sign into your existing account or create one by clicking “Annual Registration with Changes.” Or, if you want to file by mail or in person, you can download a paper form by clicking “Print Annual Registration Form.”

To file a Georgia Annual Report with no changes:

  • After clicking “Annual Registration with no changes,” you’ll need to enter your business name in the search box and click “Search Business.”
  • Select your business from the search results, and you’ll immediately begin the filing process.

To file a Georgia Annual Report with changes:

  • Once you select “Annual Registration with changes,” you will need to enter your username and password. If you need to create an account, click “Create a User Account.”
  • Once you’re successfully logged in, select “File Annual Registration.”
  • Select the year you are filing for, and enter your business name in the search box. Then, click the “search business” button.
  • Find your business in the search results and select “continue.” This will automatically start the annual report filing process.

To file by paper:

  • Select the year you are filing for and enter your entity’s name in the search box. Then, click “Search Business.”
  • Find your business in the search results and select “Continue to Print Annual Registration Form.”

When you complete your Georgia Annual Report, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Business name.
  • Name of individual filing the report.
  • Business email address.
  • Registered agent information: This must include their name and physical address in Georgia.
  • Principal address.
  • Names and addresses of officers (corporations only). Certain partnerships, such as foreign LLPs must list include the names and addresses for one or more partners as well. Member/manager information is not required for LLCs, so updates to this information require businesses to file an amendment.

Online filings must be paid with a credit card. In-person or mailed filings must include a check or money order. Paper filings will be assessed an additional $10 service charge.

Rather not deal with the hassle of filing yourself? Or worried you’ll forget to file? You can avoid penalties and late fees by hiring Northwest Registered Agent to file your Georgia Annual Report for you!

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How Our Georgia Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic businesses, that’s $150 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 hired us to provide your registered agent service or form your Georgia LLC, Georgia corporation or Georgia 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. Georgia 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.

Georgia Annual Report FAQ

Are there initial reports in Georgia?

Yes, all new domestic corporations and nonprofits must file an initial report 90 days after formation. However, if you form your business after October 1, you will only submit one annual report between January 1 and April 1. There is a $50 filing fee for corporations, and a $30 filing fee for nonprofits. All other business entities in Georgia do not have any initial report requirements.

If Northwest Registered Agent forms your Georgia corporation or nonprofit, we’ll file your initial report for you!

Are there late fees or penalties if I don’t file my Georgia Annual Report?

Yes! Your business will be assessed a $25 late fee for failing to file a Georgia Annual Report on time. In addition, if you’re more than 60 days delinquent, your business will be administratively dissolved.

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

Online submissions will be processed immediately. Mailed or in-person filings will take 10-15 business days to process. For an additional $50, you can choose to have your report processed within two business days.

Who can file a Georgia Annual Report?

After starting a business in Georgia, any authorized person may sign the Georgia Annual Report. An authorized person is someone the 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 annual report service, we complete and file your Georgia Annual Report.

Do Georgia Annual Reports require original signatures?

Nope, you can submit your Georgia Annual Report with copies of original documents and/or signatures.

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

Georgia Secretary of State
Corporations Division
2 MLK Jr. Drive
Suite 313, Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-1530
T: (404) 656-2817 OR (844) 753-7825

File Your State of Georgia Annual Report

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