One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Montana is filing an Annual Report. 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 Montana Annual Report
The Annual Report can only be filed online by going to the ePass Montana website.
The report asks for information such as:
- Legal name of the entity
- Contact information for the Registered Agent
- Name and address of the officers, directors, members and/or managers
The Annual Report filing typically takes 1-2 business days to process.
Annual Report Cost
The cost to file an Annual Report for either the Corporation or LLC is $20.
The Annual Report is due by April 15th 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 January 1, 2020, the first Annual Report will be due April 15th 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 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?
If the Annual Report isn’t filed on time, a $15 penalty is assessed. If the report isn’t filed by December 1st, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
Montana Secretary of State Contact Information
Montana Secretary of State
PO Box 202801
Helena, MT 59620-2801
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (406)-444-2034.