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Ohio Biennial Report Filing Directions

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OHIO BIENNIAL REPORT FILING INSTRUCTIONS

What is the cost to file the Ohio Biennial Report?

  • OH Profit Corporations-domestic and foreign: No report.
  • OH LLCs and PLLCs-domestic and foreign: No report.
  • OH LPs: No report.
  • OH PCs and PAs: $25.
  • OH LLPs-domestic and foreign: $25.
  • OH Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: $25-five year statement.
  • OH Charities: Annual Report fee varies depending on yearly total revenue.

How to file your Ohio Biennial Report:

Most Ohio businesses do not have any reporting requirements; such as profit corporations and LLCs.

OH PCs and PAs (Professional Corporations and Professional Associations) and LLPs have to file biennial reports. Biennial reports are filed every other year. Find the report in the forms section of the department’s website or at our link furnished below. Mail the completed report to the Ohio Secretary of State with the filing fee.

OH Nonprofits have to file Certificates of Continued Existence every five years if they have not filed any documents with the Secretary of State during that time. So if an Ohio nonprofit has changed its statutory agent or filed an amendment, no five-year report will be due.

OH Charities register and renew online with the Ohio Attorney General each year. You create an online account and fill out the detailed Annual Report form. See the link below.

When are Ohio Biennial Reports Due?

  • OH Domestic PCs and PAs: Biennial reports are due between April 1 and July 1 of even numbered years
  • OH LLPs-domestic and foreign: Biennial reports are due between April 1 and July 1 of odd numbered years
  • OH Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: Reports are due every five years during the anniversary month, if no other filing has been submitted.
  • Ohio LLCs and LPs-domestic and foreign: No reports.
  • OH Charities: Annual renewal due by the 15th day of the fifth month after the fiscal year end; typically May 15th.

Does Ohio have initial reporting?

Nope.

What are the penalty fees for a delinquent Report?

There are no late fees. Ohio will administratively dissolve or revoke your PC or LLP within a couple months if the biennial report does not get filed.

The OH Attorney General has automatic late penalties for Charities calculated on the online form.

How do I get notified?

Ohio sends a notice by mail or email to non-profits that need to file the statement of continued existence. PCs and LLPs are on their own to remember their biennial report. As your OH registered agent, ‘Northwest’ will send you multiple reminder emails.

Who can file Ohio Biennial reports?

After starting a business in Ohio:

OH PC biennial reports have to be signed by an officer.

OH LLP biennial reports have to be signed by a partner or authorized representative.

OH Nonprofit five year reports must be signed by two officers or three members.

OH Charity annual renewal is filed by an officer.

Are original signatures needed?

No.

Resources:

Ohio Secretary of State
Business Services Division
180 E Broad St., 16th Floor
P.O. Box 788
Columbus, OH 43216
Phone: (614) 466-3910
Email: busserv@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov

File Online: Online Ohio Filing
Charities Registration: http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/CharitableRegistration

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