One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in New Hampshire is filing an Annual Report. The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the New Hampshire Secretary of State.
What is Needed to File a New Hampshire Annual Report
You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the New Hampshire QuickStart website, otherwise you can download and fill out the Annual Report
The report asks for information such as:
- Legal name of the entity
- Principal purpose of the business
- Contact information of the Registered Agent
- Principal office address
- Name and address of the officers, directors, members and/or managers
Processing is immediate when filing online or up to three weeks when filing by mail.
Annual Report Cost
The cost to file an Annual Report for either the Corporation or LLC in New Hampshire is $100 by mail or $102 for online filing.
The Annual Report is due by April 1st 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 $50 penalty is assessed. By not filing on time, the entity is no longer is good standing with the state. 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 report isn’t filed within 2 years, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
How do you change the Registered Agent?
While the New Hampshire 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 Office or Registered Agent, Form 10. There is a $35 filing fee to make the change.
New Hampshire Secretary of State Contact Information
New Hampshire Secretary of State
107 North Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4989
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (603)-271-3246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.