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How to File an Arizona Corporation Annual Report

How to File an Arizona Corporation Annual Report

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How to File an Arizona Corporation Annual Report

One of the requirements of maintaining a Corporation in Arizona is filing an Annual Report each year.  The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information with the Arizona Corporation Commission, such as:

  • The name of the corporation
  • Name and address of the statutory agent
  • Address of its principal office
  • Names of shareholders of record
  • ​Total number of issued and outstanding shares
  • Names, ownership percentage, and personal or business addresses of its directors and principal officers

There is no Annual Report requirement for sole proprietorships, general partnerships, or LLCs.

Related: How to form an LLC in Arizona

Who Needs to File an Annual Report?

Domestic and foreign corporations registered in Arizona are required to file an annual report each year after the year the company was formed.

What is Needed to File an Arizona Corporation Annual Report

You have the option of filing your Corporation’s Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website (AZCC); otherwise, you can fill out the Annual Report Form by logging to the AZCC website, entering your file number in the box under “Electronic Filings” for Annual Report, clicking “Go” and then selecting the box “Forms for Annual Reports to be Printed and Mailed.” 

You can’t change the name and address of the Statutory Agent with the Annual Report.  Instead, you will need to file the Corporation Statement of Change of Known Place of Business or Statutory Agent Form.

Arizona Annual Report Cost

Regardless of whether you are filing online or by mail, the Arizona Corporation Annual Report filing fee is $45.

Annual Report Due Date

The Annual Report is due on the anniversary date the Corporation was formed.  The registration date can be found by doing a name search and look for the Organization/Admission Date.

For example, if your Corporation was formed on April 15th, the Annual Report deadline will be April 15th each year.

Filing can start as early as 3 months prior to the due date.  

Penalty for a late Arizona Corporation Annual Report

A late fee will of $9 will be charged each month the report is late in addition to the $45 filing fee for the Annual Report.

What happens if you don’t file the annual report on time?

Approximately 90 days after the due date of the Annual Report, a Notice of Pending Administrative Dissolution will be mailed to the statutory agent on file.  The corporation then has 60 days after the date of the notice to file the Annual Report and stay in compliance, otherwise, the corporation will be administratively dissolved by the state.

Another issue if the Annual Report is not filed in time, the Corporation will no longer be considered to be in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission’s office.  By not being in good standing, the members may be held personally liable should the Corporation be sued.


Annual Report Filing Service

If you would rather use a service that guarantees the annual report is filed on-time, check out the annual report filing service through Northwest


Is any financial information required to be reported?

No financial information is provided to the Corporation Commission when filing the Annual Report.

My Corporation made little or no money.  Do I still have to file an annual report in Arizona?

Even if your Corporation received no income or had no business activity, the annual report is still required to be filed.

Arizona Corporation Commission Contact Information

The mailing address for the Arizona Corporation Commission is:

Arizona Corporation Commission
1300 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2929
Phone Number: (602) 542-3026

If you have questions, they can be contacted at 602-542-3285.

How to File an Arizona Corporation Annual Report

How to File an Arizona Corporation Annual Report

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