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Annual reports are essential to keep your LLC or Corporation in good standing.
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Almost every state requires annual reporting to keep track of LLCs and corporations operating within its borders. While the forms typically call for basic information, they can be time-consuming and cryptic, especially if you do business in multiple states.
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Avoid the harsh penalties associated with tardiness and inaccuracies and stay in good standing. State fees are calculated at the time of the filing.
If you form a business entity with the state, you may be required to file periodic reports on the status of your entity to preserve your good standing and state registration. Each state has its own rules, and the rules may differ based on entity type. The following chart highlights the frequency and due dates for these state annual reports for five entity types.
*Information current as of August 1, 2019. Please contact your CT Corporation representative for more current information.
Before January 2
Note: Entity organized or qualified in even-numbered years must file in even-numbered years; those in odd-numbered years file in odd- numbered years
No statutory provision.
Before July 2
- All reports are due on an annual basis, unless otherwise indicated
- Due dates marked as “Anniversary” refer to the anniversary date of the entity’s organization or qualification in that state
- Limited Liability Partnerships may owe an annual report, a registration renewal or both. States with renewal requirements are designated as Renewal in the chart below.
- This chart is intended as general guidance. It is not legal advice.
* Entities operating on a fiscal year basis other than a calendar year may have a different due date.
** This state allows certain business entities to select their own due date.
The primary purpose is ensure that government officials have current contact information for each company. Secondly, the compulsory fees constitute an important source of state revenue. Some states, like Delaware, also use the reports to assess a franchise tax—a fee for the privilege of legal recognition within the state.
A state annual report is not the same as the more comprehensive report you may prepare for investors. Most states require only basic contact information: company name and place of business, Registered Agent name and address, as well as names of directors, officers, or managers.