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.

Annual Report due dates by state and entity type

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.

  • Alabama
    • 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.

  • California
    • 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.

  • District of Columbia
    • 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.

  • Florida
    • 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.

  • New York
    • Corporation
    • LLC
    • LLP
    • LP
    • Non-profit

    Biennially

    Anniversary:

    End of Month

    Biennially

    Anniversary:

    End of Month

    Quinquennially

    Renewal

    Anniversary:

    Every 5 years, before Anniversary Date.

    No statutory provision.

    No statutory provision.

    • 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.

Frequently asked questions:

What is the purpose of annual reports?

Not all states have annual reports. Some have biennial reports (due every other year) instead. Whether annual or biennial, the primary purpose of a company’s annual report remains the same. An Annual Report provides updated information on the business. Many details for a business can change in the course of a year. The business may have moved locations. Management of the business might have changed. The annual report provides states with a means for keeping updated information on businesses.

How will I know my filing is correct when regulations change?

Our in-house legal team tracks legislative and regulatory changes, so you can be sure that every filing is accurate.

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