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How to File a Missouri Annual Report

How to File a Missouri Annual Report

How to File a Missouri Annual Report

How to File a Missouri Annual Report

What is a Missouri Annual Registration Report?

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 Missouri Secretary of State.

Related: How to form an LLC in Missouri

Who Needs to File an Annual Report?

Foreign and domestic corporations are required to file an annual report each year after the year the company was formed.

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:

Missouri Annual Report Fee

The Annual Report filing fee for a Missouri Corporation is $20 online or $45 for mailed in forms.

Annual Report Due Date

The Annual Report is​​​ due at the end of the month the corporation was registered.

The first annual report isn’t due until the year following formation. For example, if your Corporation was formed on January 1st, 2021, the deadline for the first Annual Report will be April 31st, 2022. 

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. 


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 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 late fee penalty is assessed of $15 for each 30-days period the report is late.  If the report isn’t filed within 90 days of the due date, the business entity will be subject to an administrative dissolution 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
Corporations Division
PO Box 778
Jefferson City, MO 65102

If you have questions, they can be contacted at (573)-751-4153.

How to File a Missouri Annual Report

How to File a Missouri Annual Report

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