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Maine Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

All Maine corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, LPs, and LLPs must file an annual report each year. These reports must be submitted to the Maine Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections, & Commissions. Our page offers instructions for how to file the Maine Annual Report yourself. It includes fees, due dates, required information, as well as answers to frequently asked filing questions.

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

How to File Your Maine Annual Report

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

  1. Find your business’s due date and filing fees.
  2. Complete the report online OR download a paper form.
  3. File your report and submit your fee to the Maine Secretary of State.

 

Maine Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

Maine Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type

Cost

Due Date

How to File

Corporations

$85

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Foreign Corporations

$150

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

$85

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Foreign LLCs

$150

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations

$35

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Limited Partnerships (LPs)

$85

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Foreign LPs

$150

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

$85

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Foreign LLPs

$150

June 1

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: The Maine Secretary of State will charge most business entities a $50 late fee for failing to file an annual report. Nonprofits are assessed an additional $25. In addition, your business may be administratively dissolved or revoked of its right to conduct business within the state.

Filing Your Maine Annual Report

The Maine Annual Report can be submitted online OR by mail. Either way, you’ll need to visit the Maine Secretary of State website.

  • On the state website, go to the Annual Reports page.
  • Click the “Annual Reports Online” link to file online OR “Paper Annual Reports” to file by mail.
  • A prompt will appear on your screen asking for your Maine Business Charter Number. You can easily look up your number by searching the Maine Business Database.

  • After clicking “search,” you’ll immediately begin the online filing process OR a blank paper report will appear on your screen.

Here’s all the information you’ll need to include, verify, and/or update on your Maine Annual Report:

  • Business name and principal address. You can’t change or update this information on your Maine Annual Report. If you need to make changes to your business’s name or address, you must file an amendment. There is a $50 filing fee.

  • Brief statement of purpose.

  • Officer/director/shareholder, member/manager, or partner information. Include full names and physical addresses.

  • Signature and typed or printed name of person filing the annual report.

Online filings must be paid using a credit card. Mailed submissions must include a check or money order made payable to “Secretary of State.” All checks must also include your charter number.

Are you looking for an easy, stress-free way of filing state-mandated reports? Stop worrying about late fees, potential penalties, or forgetting to file. Hire Northwest Registered Agent, and we’ll submit your Maine Annual Report for you!

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How Our Maine Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic businesses, that’s $185 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 Maine LLC, Maine corporation or Maine 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. Maine 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.

Maine Annual Report FAQ

Are there initial reports in Maine?

Nope. New businesses in Maine are not required to file initial reports.

What happens if I don’t file my Maine Annual Report?

Most businesses will be assessed a $50 late fee for failing to file a Maine Annual Report. The exception is nonprofits – they will pay an additional $25.

How long does Maine Annual Report processing take?

Online filings will be processed immediately. Mailed submissions take between 1-2 weeks.

Who can file a Maine Annual Report?

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

Do Maine Annual Reports need original signatures?

It depends. If you file online, you can include electronic signatures and copies of original documents. However, if you file by mail, you’ll need to include original signatures and documents.

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

Maine Secretary of State
Division of Corporations
Reporting and Information Section
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
T: (207) 624-7752
Fax: (207) 287-5874

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