One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Connecticut is filing an Annual Report. The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information with the Secretary of State, such as the name and address of the registered agent and principal office address.
What is Needed to File a Connecticut Annual Report
The only option of filing the Annual Report is online through the Connecticut Secretary of State’s website,
The report asks for information such as:
- Legal name of the entity
- The entity’s Secretary of State Document Number. You can find your Document Number by doing a name search on the Connecticut Business Registry and look for the “Date Inc/Registration” field.
- Name, Title and Address of the Principals
- Name and street address (P.O. Boxes are not allowed) of the Registered Agent
Annual Report Cost
The cost of the Annual Report filing for a Corporation is $150 and $80 for the LLC.
The Secretary of State’s office sends a reminder approximately 1 month before the Annual Report is due. Even though a reminder is sent, it’s important to make an additional reminder for yourself should you not receive it.
The State of Connecticut has different deadlines depending on the business entity.
Corporations: The Annual Report for a Corporation is due by the last day of the Anniversary month it was formed.
For example, if your Corporation was formed January 1, 2020, the first Annual Report will be due by January 31st 2021.
LLC: The Annual Report for an LLC is due between January 31st and March 31st each year.
For example, if your Corporation was formed December 1, 2020, the first Annual Report will be due by March 31st 2021.
My business made little or no money. Do I still have to file the Annual Report?
Even if your Corporation or LLC received no income or had no business activity, the Annual Report is still required to be filed.
What happens if you don’t file the Annual Report on time?
Unlike most states, if the Annual Report is not filed on time, a late fee is not assessed.
When the Annual Report is late, the entity is no longer in good standing with the State. By not being in good standing, the owners may be held personally liable should the LLC or corporation be sued. Eventually, without filing, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State. After 15 months of not filing, the state will dissolve the entity.
Connecticut Secretary of State Contact Information
The contact information for the Secretary of State is:
Connecticut Secretary of State
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone Number: (860) 509-6003