What is a Louisiana Annual Report?
One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Louisiana is filing an Annual Report. The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Louisiana Secretary of State, such as the name and address of the registered agent and the name and address of members, directors, or officers.
Related: How to form an LLC in Louisiana
Who Needs to File an Annual Report?
Domestic and foreign corporations and LLCs are required to file an annual report each year after the year the company was formed.
What is Needed to File a Louisiana Annual Report
You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Secretary of State’s website geauBIZ, otherwise you can download and fill out an Annual Report
The report asks for information such as:
- Legal name of the entity
- Name and street address of the Registered Agent
- Name and address of the officers, directors, members, and/or managers
Filing is immediate for online filings or up to 2-3 business days when filing by mail.
Louisiana Annual Report Filing Fee
The Annual Report filing fee for both the Corporation or LLC is $30 when filing online or $35 to mail the paper form.
Annual Report Due Date
The Annual Report deadline is each year by the entity’s anniversary date.
For example, if your LLC or Corporation was formed on January 1st, 2021, the deadline for the first Annual Report will be January 1st, 2022. Filings may be made up to 30 days in advance.
The Louisiana Secretary of State’s office emails a reminder approximately 30 days prior to the Annual Report due date. Even though a reminder is sent, it’s important to make an additional reminder for yourself should you not receive it.
Annual Report Filing ServiceIf you would rather use a service that guarantees the annual report is filed on-time, check out the annual report filing service through Northwest.
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?
While there is no late fee for the Annual Report, if it is not filed by June 30th, the business will no longer be in good standing. By not being in a status of good standing, it may be difficult for the entity to prove its existence when signing up with new vendors, loans, etc. If the Annual Report within three years, the business will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
Louisiana Secretary of State Contact Information
The mailing address for the Louisiana Annual Report is:
Louisiana Secretary of State
PO Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (225)-925-4704.