Annual Report Preparation & Filing

Annual reports are essential to keep your LLC or Corporation in good standing.

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Filing Accurately and On Time Is Critical

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.

Your Annual Report Service Includes

Preparation of the Annual Report

Our detail-driven experts then take on the responsibility of preparing the report.

Computation of the Franchise Tax Owed

We verify your information is up-to-date and compute any franchise tax owed.

Filing of completed documents

We promptly file your report on your behalf and provide confirmation.

Annual Report Preparation & File

Avoid the harsh penalties associated with tardiness and inaccuracies and stay in good standing. State fees are calculated at the time of the filing.

Annual Report Due Dates per States & Entity Types

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.

- 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. 

Annual Report FAQs

Annual Reports - When are they due?

Due dates for a company’s annual report and franchise tax vary by state. Many states have due dates tied to the anniversary date, making them due in the same month in which the business was incorporated or foreign qualified. For example, if an LLC was formed February 15th, the due date for that LLC’s annual report and franchise tax would be February of each year. Other states choose one date that the annual report and/or franchise tax is due. This may be consistent for all business types or it may vary by business type. One example is Delaware: annual reports and franchise taxes for corporations are due March 1st and the due date for LLCs is June 1st. Keep in mind that some states also have initial reports that corporations and/or LLCs must file shortly after incorporation. The initial list collects the data that businesses are not required to include in their incorporation documents (such as names and addresses of company management). Initial reports also typically have a state filing fee.

Why do states require annual reports?

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.

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