Secretary of State Annual Report Deadlines: A State-by-State List for LLCs and Corporations

Small business owners juggle many tasks—from attracting new customers and fulfilling orders to tracking down late payments and much, much more. When wearing many hats, it can be hard to stay on top of everything, such as managing Secretary of State annual report deadlines and other corporate filing due dates.

Currently, all states, except Alabama and Ohio, require some kind of annual report filing, and a few require an initial report when first starting a business, too. When businesses fail to file on time, they can get hit with fines or other penalties. In worst case scenarios, a company could fall out of good standing with the state, and the business owner could lose his or her personal liability protection. 

Specific filing requirements and deadlines vary by state. To help you manage your Secretary of State annual report filing dates, here’s a handy outline of the critical deadlines for each state. To keep track of your responsibilities, consider creating a free CorpNet Business Information Zone (B.I.Z.) account to receive timely notifications as important deadlines for your business approach.

Secretary of State Annual Report Deadlines by State

Alabama – Annual Report filing not required for LLCs and Corporations.

Alaska – Biennial Report due every other year by January 2 for LLCs and Corporations. LLCs and Corporations must also file an Initial Report within six months of incorporation/registration.

Arizona – Annual Report due every year on the formation anniversary for Corporations; no Annual Report filing is required for LLCs.

Arkansas – Annual Franchise Tax Report due every year by May 1 for LLCs and Corporations.

California – Statement of Information due every year by the last day of the anniversary month for Corporations; Statement of Information due biennially (every other year) by the last day of the anniversary month for LLCs. LLCs and Corporations must also file an Initial Report within 90 days of incorporation/registration.

Colorado – Periodic Report due every year within a three-month window starting on the first day of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations.

Connecticut – Annual Report due every year by the anniversary date for Corporations; Annual Report due every year by March 31 for LLCs. Corporations must file an Initial Report within 30 days after registration.

Delaware – Annual Franchise Tax Report due every year by March 1 for Corporations– Alternative Entity Tax due every year by June 1 for LLCs.

DC – Two-Year Report due initially by April 1 in the calendar year after registration; then due biennially (every other year) by April 1 for LLCs and Corporations.

Florida – Annual Report due every year by May 1 for LLCs and Corporations.

Georgia – Annual Registration due every year by April 1 for LLCs and Corporations. Corporations must file an Initial Report within 90 days of incorporation.

Hawaii – Annual Report due during the quarter that contains the registration anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations (March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31).

Idaho – Annual Report due by the last day of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on June 15, their annual report would be due by June 30.

Illinois – Annual Report due by the last day before the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on June 15, their annual report would be due by May 31.

Indiana – Business Entity Report due biennially by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated October 22, their annual report would be due by October 31 every other year.

Iowa – Biennial Report due on April 1 of even years for Corporations, and by April 1 of odd years for LLCs.

Kansas – Annual Report due by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of the fiscal year for LLCs and Corporations. In many cases, this is April 15.

Kentucky – Annual Report due every year by June 30 for LLCs and Corporations.

Louisiana – Annual Report due every year by the anniversary for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on May 15, their Annual Report is due by May 15 annually.

Maine – Annual Report due every year by June 1 for LLCs and Corporations.

Maryland – Annual Report postmarked by April 15 every year for LLCs and Corporations.

Massachusetts – Annual Report due every year within 2.5 months of the close of the fiscal year for Corporations; due each year by the anniversary date for LLCs.

Michigan – Annual Report due every year by May 15 for Corporations; Annual Report due by February 15 for LLCs.

Minnesota – Annual Renewal due every year by December 31 for LLCs and Corporations.

Mississippi – Annual Report due every year by April 15 for LLCs and Corporations.

Missouri – Annual Report due every year, three months after the end of the anniversary month for Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on July 20, their Annual Report is due annually by October 31. Annual Report filings are not required for LLCs. Corporations must also file an Initial Report within 30 days of registration.

Montana – Annual Report due every year by April 15 for LLCs and Corporations.

Nebraska – Biennial Occupation Tax Report due biennially by March 1 of even years for Corporations, and biennially by April 1 of odd years for LLCs.

Nevada – Annual List of Officers due every year by the end of the anniversary month for Corporations; Annual List of Managers and Members due each year by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs.

New Hampshire – Annual Report due every year by April 1 for LLCs and Corporations.

New Jersey – Annual Report due every year by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on May 1, their Annual Report would be due annually by May 31.

New Mexico – Biennial Report due biennially (every other year) by the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of the fiscal year. Report filing not required for LLCs. Corporations must file an Initial Report within 30 days of incorporation.

New York – Biennial Report due every other year by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations.

North Carolina – Annual Report due every year by the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of the fiscal year for Corporations; Annual Report due by April 15 for LLCs.

North Dakota – Annual Report due every year by August 1 for Corporations. Annual Report due by November 15 for LLCs.

Ohio – Annual filing not required for LLCs and Corporations.

Oklahoma – Annual Report not required for Corporations. Annual Certificate due every year by the anniversary date for LLCs.

Oregon – Annual Report due every year by the anniversary date for LLCs and Corporations.

Pennsylvania – Decennial Report due every ten years if no other have filings have been made during that time, for Corporations and LLCs.

Rhode Island – Annual Report due every year by March 1 for Corporations. Annual Report due every year by November 1 for LLCs.

South Carolina – Annual Reports are not required for Corporations. LLCs that have elected S-Corp taxation must file an annual SC-1120S with the South Carolina Department of Revenue.

South Dakota – Annual Report due by the first day of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on March 2, their Annual Report is due each year by March 1.

Tennessee – Annual Report due annually by the 1st day of the 4th month after the close of the fiscal year for LLCs and Corporations. In many cases, this is April 1.

Texas – Public Information Report due annually by May 15 for LLCs and Corporations.

Utah – Annual Renewal due every year by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on October 12, their annual report deadline would be October 31.

Vermont – Annual Report due every year within two and half months following the end of the fiscal year for Corporations (for many, this will be March 15). Annual Report due each year within three months following the end of the fiscal year for LLCs (for many, this will be March 31).

Virginia – Annual Report due annually by the end of the anniversary month for Corporations. Annual Registration due annually by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs.

Washington – Annual Report due every year by the end of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. LLCs and Corporations must also file an Initial Report within 120 days of incorporation/formation.

West Virginia – Annual Report due every year by July 1 for LLCs and Corporations. 

Wisconsin – Annual Report due by the end of the quarter that contains the registration anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations (March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31).

Wyoming – Annual Report due every year by the first day of the anniversary month for LLCs and Corporations. For example, if your client incorporated on August 20, their Annual Report would be due by August 1 each year.

As you can see, there’s a wide range of deadlines for Secretary of State annual reports across the United States. And your business may have other compliance responsibilities to take care of, too. Avoid late penalties, and don’t miss another due date! Register your new or existing business into the B.I.Z. (Business Information Zone) by signing up for an account today. It’s completely free, with no obligations or strings attached.

Also, if you want to save time and alleviate the hassle of handling all of your state annual report and other filings yourself, contact CorpNet about preparing and submitting your compliance paperwork for you. No matter where you are in the U.S., we can help ensure your filings are done right and on time.

2019-03-25T12:31:38-07:00 March 26th, 2019|Categories: Ongoing Management and Protection, Startup and Launch|Tags: , , |

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Nellie Akalp
Nellie Akalp is an entrepreneur, small business expert, speaker, and mother of four amazing kids. As CEO of CorpNet.com, she has helped more than half a million entrepreneurs launch their businesses. Akalp is nationally recognized as one of the most prominent experts on small business legal matters, contributing frequently to outlets like Entrepreneur, Forbes, Huffington Post, Mashable, and Fox Small Business. A passionate entrepreneur herself, Akalp is committed to helping others take the reigns and dive into small business ownership. Through her public speaking, media appearances, and frequent blogging, she has developed a strong following within the small business community and has been honored as a Small Business Influencer Champion three years in a row.

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