One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Florida is filing an Annual Report. The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information with the Department of State, such as the name and address of the registered agent and principal office address.
What is Needed to File a Florida Annual Report
The only option of filing the Annual Report is online through the Florida Department of State’s website,
The report asks for information such as:
- The entity’s Department of State Document Number. You can find your Document Number by doing a name search on the Florida Department of State’s website and look for the 6 or 12 digit Document Number towards the top of the page.
- Legal name of the entity
- Address of the Principal place of business (No P.O. Boxes)
- 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 Florida Corporation is $150 and $138.75 for the LLC.
The Annual Report is due by May 1st each year and can be made as early as January 1st.
The first annual report isn’t due until the year following formation. For example, if your LLC or Corporation was formed January 1, 2020, the first Annual Report will be due between January 1st 2021 and May 1st 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?
If the Annual Report is not filed on time, a late fee of $400 will be assessed.
If the Annual Report is not filed by the third Friday in September, the entity will lose its status of good standing and will be dissolved by the state. If the entity were to continue operating while dissolved, the owners may be held personally liable should the LLC or corporation be sued.
Florida Department of State Contact Information
The contact information for the Department of State is:
Florida Department of State – Division of Corporations
2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (850) 245-6000.