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Annual Report Information

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Annual Report Filing Guide

At Northwest Registered Agent LLC, we believe in empowering people to maintain their own businesses. Searching for how to file your LLC’s or corporation’s annual report? Read on. Need state-specific information? Choose your state name from the chart below.

Just want your report filed? We’re more than happy to complete and file your company’s annual report on your behalf.

What is an Annual Report?

Most state-registered businesses—including domestic, foreign and nonprofit LLCs and corporations—are required to file regular reports with the state, commonly called “annual reports.” On these reports, your company confirms or updates the basic business information on file with the state (such as contact information).

As the name suggests, these reports are usually due yearly. However, a few states, like Alaska and New York, require reports every two years—and Pennsylvania only requires reports once a decade. Some states call the reports by different names as well, such as annual renewals, annual registrations, biennial reports, business entity reports and periodic reports.

Note that the annual reports discussed here are the reports filed with the state—not financial or shareholder reports used internally or filed with a national agency like the SEC.

What Information Does an Annual Report Require?

Each state has their own requirements, but some of the most common annual report requirements include the following:

  • Business name
  • Business purpose
  • Principal address
  • Mailing address
  • Registered agent and office
  • Names and addresses of governors (those who run your business, such as directors, officers, managers or members)
  • Stock issued
  • Authorized signature

Generally, the information requested is similar to what you submit when you start an LLC or start a corporation. In a few states (like Arkansas), annual reports are paired together with other filings, like franchise taxes.

How Do I File an Annual Report?

Steps to filing annual reports vary state to state, but generally, you’ll need to determine your due date and submit the form and filing fee.

  • Due date: Some states have a set date for annual report submissions while others base your due date on when you registered your business in that state. You can see a state-by-state list of due dates in the chart at the bottom of this page. To help you remember to file, some states send a postcard or email notification reminder to your registered agent.
  • Filing method: In most states, you can file online (in a few states, like Colorado and Idaho, you’re actually required to file online). Otherwise, you can file with a paper form. The form may be mailed to you, but more commonly, you can download the form from your state’s business website (typically the Secretary of State website).
  • Filing fee: All states (except Idaho) require a filing fee for for-profit LLCs and corporations. Annual report fees in different states can be radically different. For instance, LLCs in Kentucky pay $15 each year while LLCs in Massachusetts pay $500.

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What Happens If I Don’t File?

Failing to file your report can have a wide range of consequences, from losing your good standing to losing your business. In most states, a single missing report initially results in a late fee and a loss of good standing in the state.

A few states are a bit less forgiving. In Minnesota, for instance, if your domestic LLC or corporation doesn’t file the state’s annual renewal by December 31st, it will be dissolved. This means you’ll need to reinstate your corporation or LLC, as well as file your missing renewal.

More commonly, however, states don’t administratively dissolve a business until the annual report remains unfiled for several months or even years—and some will simply let your company accumulate dust (and fees) as an inactive business.

When is My Annual Report Due?

The table below includes the due dates for regular for-profit corporations and LLCs. Have a nonprofit, foreign business or professional corporation? Click the state name in the table for due dates.

By clicking the state name, you can also see filing fees, submission methods and contact information for the state agency.

Annual Report Due Dates

State Corporation LLC
Alabama C corps: 15th day of fourth month after beginning of tax year.  S corps: 15th day of 3rd month after beginning of tax year.  Initial report required within 2.5 months of formation. 15th day of 3rd month after beginning of tax year.  Initial report required within 2.5 months of formation.
Alaska Biennially – January 2nd (Nonprofits – July 2nd).  Initial report required within 6 months of formation. Biennially – January 2nd.  Initial report required within 6 months of formation.
Arizona Anniversary – exact day No report
Arkansas May 1st (Nonprofits – August 1st) May 1st
California Anniversary – end of month Biennially – end of anniversary month
Colorado Within a 3-month period starting the 1st day of anniversary month,
ending the last day of 3rd month.
Within a 3-month period starting the 1st day of anniversary month,
ending the last day of 3rd month.
Connecticut Anniversary – end of month. Initial report required within 30 days of formation. January 1st to March 31st
Delaware Domestic corporations: March 1st
Foreign corporations: June 30th
June 1st
District of Columbia Biennially. April 1st Biennially. April 1st
Florida May 1st May 1st
Georgia April 1st. Initial report required within 90 days of formation. April 1st
Hawaii Anniversary – end of quarter filed in Anniversary – end of quarter filed in
Idaho Anniversary – end of month Anniversary – end of month
Illinois Prior to the first day of the anniversary month Prior to the first day of the anniversary month
Indiana Biennially – last day of month of formation Biennially – last day of month of formation
Iowa Biennially. April 1st on even years Biennially. April 1st on odd years
Kansas 15th day of 4th month after end of fiscal year (typically April 15th) 15th day of 4th month after end of fiscal year (typically April 15th)
Kentucky June 30th June 30th
Louisiana Anniversary – exact day Anniversary – exact day
Maine June 1st June 1st
Maryland April 15th April 15th
Massachusetts March 15th Anniversary – exact date
Michigan May 15th Feb. 15th
Minnesota December 31st December 31st
Mississippi April 15th April 15th
Missouri 3 months after anniversary month ending. Initial report required within 30 days of formation. No report
Montana April 15th April 15th
Nebraska Biennially. March 1st on even years Biennially. April 1st on odd years
Nevada Anniversary – end of month
Initial report due within 30 days of filing
Anniversary – end of month
Initial report due within 30 days of filing
New Hampshire April 1st April 1st
New Jersey Last day of anniversary month Last day of anniversary month
New Mexico Biennially – 15th day of 4th month after end of fiscal year (typically April 15th). Initial report due within 30 days of formation No report
New York Biennially – end of anniversary month Biennially – end of anniversary month
North Carolina 15th day of 4th month after tax year end (typically April 15th) April 15th
North Dakota Domestic: August 1st. Foreign: May 15th November 15th
Ohio No report unless a professional corporation (biennially – July 1st of even years) No report
Oklahoma Business activity tax return (for C and S corps): July 1st Anniversary – exact day.
Oregon Anniversary – exact date Anniversary – exact date
Pennsylvania Every 10 years – end of year Every 10 years – end of year
Rhode Island March 1st November 1st
South Carolina Report included on tax return (C corps due April 15th or 15th day of 4th month after tax year end) No report
South Dakota Anniversary – end of month Anniversary – end of month
Tennessee April 1st or 1st day of 4th month after tax year end April 1st or 1st day of 4th month after tax year end
Texas May 15th May 15th
Utah Anniversary – exact date Anniversary – exact date
Vermont March 15th March 31st
Virginia Anniversary – last day of month Anniversary – last day of month
Washington Anniversary – last day of month. Initial report due within 120 days of formation. Anniversary – last day of month. Initial report due within 120 days of formation.
West Virginia July 1st July 1st
Wisconsin Domestic: Anniversary – by the last day of the quarter filed in
Foreign: March 31st
Domestic: Anniversary – by the last day of the quarter filed in
Foreign: March 31st
Wyoming Anniversary – first day of the month Anniversary – first day of the month
Puerto Rico  April 15th April 15th

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