One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Minnesota is filing an Annual Renewal, referred to as an Annual Report in most states. The Annual Renewal is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Secretary of State, such as the name and address the Principal Executive and the contact information for the Registered Agent.
What is Needed to File a Minnesota Annual Renewal
You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Annual Renewal online or by mail. To file online, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website, otherwise you can fill out the form that is mailed or download and fill out the Annual Renewal Form.
The report asks for information such as:
- File Number – Find your File Number by searching your business name on the Secretary of State’s website.
- Legal name of the entity
- Name and address of the Registered Agent
- Name and address of the Principal Executive
Annual Renewal Cost
There is no fee to file the Annual Renewal for either the Corporation or LLC.
The Annual Renewal is due by December 31st 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 November 1, 2020, the first Annual Filing will first be due December 31st 2021.
The Secretary of State’s office emails a reminder approximately 2 months in advance of the Annual Filing due date. Even though a reminder is sent, it’s important to make an additional reminder for yourself should you not receive it.
My business made little or no money. Do I still have to file the Annual Renewal?
Even if your Corporation or LLC received no income or had no business activity, the Annual Renewal is still required to be filed.
What happens if you don’t file the Annual Renewal on time?
While there are no late fees for the late filing of the Annual Renewal, the Secretary of State will administratively dissolve the entity by January 1st.
How do you change the Registered Agent?
While the Annual Filing asks for the name and address of the Registered Agent, the Registered Agent can’t be updated on this form.
To update the Registered Agent’s information, fill out a Change of Registered Office/Registered Agent Form. There is a $35 filing fee to make the change.
Minnesota Secretary of State Contact Information
The mailing address for the Minnesota Annual Renewal is:
Minnesota Secretary of State
60 Empire Drive
St. Paul, MN 55103
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (877)-551-6767.