One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Pennsylvania is filing a Decennial Report. The Decennial Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Secretary of State.
How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report
You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Decennial Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s website – PENN File, otherwise you can download and fill out the Decennial Report
The report asks for information such as:
- Legal name of the entity
- Address of the registered office
Decennial Report Cost
The cost to file a Decennial Report for either the Corporation or LLC in Pennsylvania is $70.
The Decennial Report must be filed every ten years in the years ending with the number “1” (e.g. 2011, 2021, etc). The next report will be due starting in 2021. The report can be filed at any point during the year, between January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021
The Secretary of State’s office mails a reminder in advance of the Decennial 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 Decennial Report?
Even if your Corporation or LLC received no income or had no business activity, the Decennial Report is still required to be filed.
What happens if you don’t file the Decennial Report on time?
While there are no late penalties for not filing the Decennial Report on time, if the report isn’t filed within one year of the due date, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
Pennsylvania Secretary of State Contact Information
Pennsylvania Secretary of State
Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations
P.O. Box 8722
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8722
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (717) 787-1057.