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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. CT files your reports to every state spec, helping you to avoid the harsh penalties associated with tardiness and inaccuracies.
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, 2016.
Before January 2
Before January 2
No statutory provision.
Before July 2
* 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.
- 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.
- Information Current as of August 1, 2016. This chart is not intended to provide legal advice. The following information is provided as general guidance.
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.
Chances are, yes. Nearly every state requires an annual information report from every corporation and LLC that operates under its jurisdiction. Your company is required to file in the state where you first formed as well as in every other state where you’re registered to do business.