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DC Biennial Report Filing Directions

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DC DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS (DCRA) BIENNIAL REPORT INSTRUCTIONS

Every District of Columbia business must file a biennial report once every two years with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Corporations, LLCs, and partnerships, domestic and foreign, pay a $300 filing fee. The Washington DC Biennial Report for LLCs and corporations is due April 1, every other year. What year a company files their report is determined by the year that the company was originally formed because after you form an LLC or corporation in DC, no matter how late in the year, you must file a report the following April 1. Then your biennial report is due every other April 1 thereafter.

DC nonprofits must also file Biennial Reports, however, the Biennial Report filing fee for DC nonprofits is only $80.

You can complete the filing online on the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs website. Or, if you don’t want to deal with the hassle you can hire us to complete the Biennial Report on your company’s behalf.

Washington DC Biennial Report Fee Schedule
Business Type Cost Due Date How to File
The District of Columbia has biennial reports. You file every other year. The year you file is determined by when you originally formed your business entity. You must file the first year of existence. After that you file every other year. 
Corporations $300 April 1 Online or In Person (walk-in filers are assessed a $100 expedite fee automatically)
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) $300 April 1
Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Corporations $80 July 2
Partnerships (LPs, LLPs, etc.) $300 January 2
Late Fees: A late fee of $100 for all for-profit entities or $50 for all non-profit entities will be assessed if the report is filed after the deadline of April 1st.

HOW TO FILE YOUR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COMMERCIAL DIVISION BIENNIAL (2-YEAR) REPORT:

There are two options for filing your Biennial Report:

  1. File the Biennial Report yourself: 
    You start by going online to the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs website. If this is your first online filing, you will need to create a DCRA user account with a user name and password. Log into your DCRA account, select your company and enter the following information:

    • Name and address of the company.
    • Name and address of your registered agent in DC. (You can change your registered agent information on this form, if applicable).
    • State business purpose, use some amount of specificity.
    • List all entity governors. At least one name is required if the entity is a business corporation, nonprofit corporation, Professional corporation, general cooperative association, or limited liability company.
    • In the case of a qualified foreign entity, a statement that the entity is in good standing in its state of formation or, if the entity is not in good standing, a description of the efforts of the entity to bring itself into good standing.
    • Sign the report
  2. Hire Us
    For $400 (includes state fees), we’ll file your biennial report, you don’t have to worry about it, and you can stop reading this page now.

What is the cost to file the DC Biennial Report?

DC Corporations and PCs-domestic and foreign: $300

DC Nonprofits-domestic and foreign: $80

DC LLC and PLLCs-domestic and foreign: $300

DC LLPs and LPs-domestic and foreign: $300

When are DC Biennial Reports due?

When you start a business in Washington D.C., all new entities must file their first report by April 1st of the year following the year they were filed. After that, DC 2-year reports are filed April 1st every other year.

Does the District of Columbia have initial report requirements?

Yes. An initial report is due no later than April 1st the year after you file in DC, no matter how late in the year you file.

What are the penalty fees for a delinquent DC Biennial Report?

$100 late fee for DC LLCs, LLPs and LPs filing after April 1st

$50 late fee for DC Nonprofits filing after April 1st

How do I get notified?

The DCRA will mail a biennial report reminder to your DC registered agent about a month before it is due.

Who can file DC Biennial Reports?

An officer or director, manager, member, partner or agent.

Are original signatures needed?

If you are a DC Corporation and you file the paper form, yes you need original signatures.

DC LLCs and other organizations filing the paper form do not need original signatures.

DC Charities require two officer’s signatures notarized on the Uniform Registration Statement.

What about Washington DC charities?

If you engage in charitable solicitation in DC, you will also need a DC Charitable Solicitation License from the DCRA. This license costs a total of $303 between three different fees, and is valid for two years. The business license application process is quite difficult. Once you have received your DC business license, you file the Uniform Registration Statement for Charitable Organization with the DCRA. There is no fee for that filing but it will need notarized.

Resources:

DCRA Corporations Division
1100 4th Street, SW P.O. Box 92300
Washington, DC 20090
Phone: (202) 442-4400
Fax: (202) 442-9445
Email: dcra@dc.gov
Charity fax: (202) 442-4523
Charity email: bbl.infocenter@dc.gov

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