One of the requirements of maintaining a corporation in Missouri is filing an Annual Report. Unlike most states, there is no Annual Report filing for a Missouri LLC. The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Secretary of State.
What is Needed to File a Missouri Annual Report
You have the option of filing your Corporation Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website, otherwise you can download and fill out the Annual Report
The report asks for information such as:
- Legal name of the entity
- Name and address of the officers, directors, members and/or managers
- Name and address of the Registered Agent
Annual Report Cost
The cost to file the Annual Report for a Corporation is $20 online or $45 for mailed in forms.
The Annual Report is due by the anniversary date of the Corporation.
The first annual report isn’t due until the year following formation. For example, if your Corporation was formed January 1, 2020, the first Annual Report will be due April 1st 2021.
The Secretary of State’s office emails a reminder in advance of 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.
My business made little or no money. Do I still have to file the Annual Report?
Even if your Corporation 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 isn’t filed on time, a penalty is assessed of $15 for each 30 days the report is late. If the report isn’t filed within 90 days of the due date, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
How do you change the Registered Agent?
While the Missouri Annual Report form 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 Statement of Change of Registered Agent Form. There is a $10 filing fee to make the change.
Missouri Secretary of State Contact Information
The mailing address for the Missouri Annual Report is:
Missouri Secretary of State
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (573)-751-4153.