Florida Annual Reports are due between January 1st and May 1st, each year for Corporations, LLC’s and NFP organizations.
The first report is due in the year following formation and then once annually after that. The report must be filed electronically online by the deadline each year to maintain “active” status. Failure to do so can result in a $400 late fee being imposed on all profit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships.
Further, if you do not file an annual report by the third Friday of September, your business entity will be administratively dissolved or revoked in Florida’s records at the close of business on the fourth Friday of September.
Administratively dissolved or revoked entities may be reinstated, but it requires submitting a reinstatement application and paying all associated fees (the reinstatement fee + annual report fees due) at the time of submission.
What is the Annual Report:
The Annual Report updates or confirms the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations’ records. It is still required whether or not you need to make any changes to your original information. It it is not a financial statement.
The annual report for Florida Profit Corporations must include the company name, date of formation, tax ID number, principal office address, mailing address, name and address of the registered agent and name and address of the directors and principal officers.
The annual report for Florida LLC’s must include the company name, date of formation, tax ID number, principal office address, mailing address, name and address of the registered agent and name and address of the managers and/or members.
Filing your Annual report is a great opportunity to:
- Add, delete, or change the names and/or addresses of the officers, directors, managers, authorized members; and make changes to addresses only for any general partners.
- Change the registered agent and registered office address.
- Change the principal office address and mailing address for the business entity.
- Add or change the federal employer identification number.
NOTE: The annual report does not permit you to change the name of your business.
It is always good to keep in mind that, any information you submit on an annual report will be part of the public record and made available for public view on the Division’s website.
Contact us is you need assistance with filing your FL Annual Report.