How to File a Louisiana Annual Report

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How to File 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

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 when filing online or up 2-3 business days when filing by mail.

Louisiana Annual Report Cost

The Annual Report filing fee for both the Corporation or LLC is $30 when filing online or $35 by mail.

Annual Report Due Date

The Annual Report is due each year by the entity’s anniversary date.  

For example, if your LLC or Corporation was formed January 1, 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 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

 

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.