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North Carolina Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions

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Every North Carolina corporation, LLC, and partnership (LLP and LLLP) must file an annual report with the North Carolina Secretary of State each year. Below, we have a step-by-step guide to filing your North Carolina Report yourself. Our guide includes annual report due dates, fees, instructions, requirements, and frequently asked questions.

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

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We’ll worry about filing your North Carolina Annual Report so you don’t have to.

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When we file your annual report, we help keep your personal information private.

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How to File Your North Carolina Annual Report

To file your North Carolina Annual Report, you’ll need to complete the following steps:

  1. Determine your company’s due date and fees (these vary by entity type).NC corporations (foreign and domestic) and partnerships (LLPs and LLLPs) must file an annual report by the 15th day of the 4th month after fiscal year end. The filing fee for corporations is $20 (online) or $25 (paper). The filing fee for partnerships is $202 (online) or (200) paper.NC LLCs must file by April 15th each year and pay a $202 (online) or $200 (paper) filing fee.
  2. Complete your report online OR print and complete a paper form.
  3. Submit your report and filing fee to the North Carolina Secretary of State.

We’ve provided a guide below to help you complete these steps and successfully file your North Carolina Annual Report.

North Carolina Annual Report Due Dates and Fees

North Carolina Annual Report fees and due dates depend on what kind of business you have. We’ve organized this information into an easy-to-read chart below.

North Carolina Annual Report Fee Schedule

Business Type

Cost

Due Date

How to File

North Carolina reports a filed every year. Corporations, LLPs, and LLLPs must file by the 15th day of the 4th month after fiscal year end. LLCs must file by April 15th.

Corporations

$20*

15th day of the 4th month after fiscal year end.

Online or Paper Form

Foreign Corporations

$20*

15th day of the 4th month after fiscal year end.

Online or Paper Form

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

$202*

April 15

Online or Paper Form

Foreign LLCs

$202*

April 15

Online or Paper Form

Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations

N/A

N/A

N/A

Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)

$202*

15th day of the 4th month after fiscal year end.

Online or Paper Form

Foreign LLPs

$200*

15th day of the 4th month after fiscal year end.

Online or Paper Form

Late Fees: North Carolina does not charge penalty fees for failing to file; however, the state will send a “Notice for Grounds for Administrative Dissolution or Revocation of Foreign Business.” You then have 60 days to complete the annual report.

*The fees for filing paper forms varies by entities:

Corporations: $25

LLPs and LLLPs: $200

LLCs: $200

Filing Your North Carolina Annual Report

You can file your North Carolina Annual Report online or by mail. Either way, you’ll need to visit North Carolina’s Secretary of State website.

  • On the state website, go to the North Carolina Business Search page.
  • Enter your business name in the “Entity Name” box, and click “Search.”
  • Select your business from the search results by clicking your company name.
  • On the top of the page, click “File an Annual Report/Amend an Annual Report” to file online OR click “Print a Pre-Populated Annual Report form” to file by mail.

When filling out the annual report, you’ll include the following information and update it if necessary:

  • Name and address of the company.
  • Name and address of your registered agent in North Carolina. You are able to change your registered agent on the annual report form; HOWEVER, you MUST mail in your annual report form. If you change your North Carolina registered agent, the annual report will require an original signature from your new Registered Agent.
  • Names and addresses of members/managers or directors/officers.

If filing online, you can pay the fee with a credit card. If mailing your form, include a check or money order.

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 North Carolina Annual Report for you.

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How Our North Carolina Annual Report Service Works

For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic corporations, that’s $120 total. For most domestic LLCs, that’s $302 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 North Carolina LLC, North Carolina corporation or North Carolina 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 your clients’ privacy. North Carolina 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.

North Carolina Annual Report FAQ

Are there initial reports in North Carolina?

No, North Carolina does not require new businesses to file initial reports.

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

North Carolina doesn’t charge late fees; however, the state will send your registered agent a “Notice of Grounds for Administrative Dissolution or Revocation for Foreign Businesses.” If you don’t respond within 60 days, your business may be dissolved or revoked.

How long does North Carolina Annual Report processing take?

Online filings are processed immediately. Mailed filings take significantly longer. You could end up waiting up to 12 weeks for your report to be processed if you file by mail.

Who can file a North Carolina Annual Report?

After starting a business in North Carolina, any authorized person may sign the North Carolina 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 North Carolina Annual Report.

Do North Carolina Annual Reports need original signatures?

No, North Carolina doesn’t require original signatures.

Where can I get more information about State of North Carolina Annual Report filing?

Mailing Address:
North Carolina Secretary of State
Post Office Box 29622
Raleigh, North Carolina 27626-0622
T: (919) 814-5400
Email: corpinfo@sosnc.gov

Physical Address:
2 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2903
Annual Reports Email: arinfo@sosnc.gov
Annual Reports Fax: (919) 807-2081

 

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