1. Insert your record id and add your contact information
2. Complete a simple questionnaire that will be sent to you via email
3. Sign the form and we will process your Annual Report
What is an Annual Report?
After a business is created, most states require you to submit an annual report to keep your entity in an active state. Its main purpose is to provide the Business Division of the Secretary of State, updated information about your entity. Throughout a business entity’s life, many changes can occur. For example, a corporation’s owners, managers, registered agents, principal addresses and mailing addresses are part of information that will need to be updated in an annual report. If all your entity’s info has not changed from the previous year, you are still required to file the annual report, so the Secretary of State knows that your information is up to date. Annual reports vary from state to state including its fees, due dates and information required information.
Why is it Important?
By filing an Annual Report, you are advising the Secretary of State that your entity’s information is up to date. The Secretary of State may notify your company of issues surrounding any filing and/or the filing of any lawsuit naming your company as a party which has been served upon. If the Secretary of State cannot find your company because the address has not been updated, you run the risk of not knowing that such a lawsuit has been filed.
What Happens if You Don’t File?
If you do not file an annual report in a timely manner, the Secretary of State can administratively dissolve your company. Once, administratively dissolved, your company is no longer in good standing with the state, though it may still be sued. If your company is no longer in good standing, company business may be slowed because potential creditors or buyers may refuse to do business with a company that is not in good standing. If an administrative dissolution does occur, you must file the delinquent annual report(s) as well as an application to reinstate with the Secretary of State, which carries a filing fee as well. Most states will also require a late fee to be paid along with the delinquent annual report(s).
No longer in business?
Unfortunately, not all businesses succeed but its part of entrepreneurship. If your corporation is no longer operating, then you need to file a business dissolution. When you dissolve your entity, you are letting the Secretary of State know that you wish to no longer do business.
What is An EIN?
An Employer Identification Number (EIN), Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN), or Federal Tax Identification Number (FTIN), is like a Social Security Number (SSN) for your business. The EIN number allows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify taxpayers and keep track of a business’s tax reporting.
Need An EIN?
When filing an Annual Report, some states require you to enter your Employer Identification Number (EIN). This information is then posted with state's business information on the Secretary of States database.
Annual Report State Deadlines
|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|