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How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report

How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report

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How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report

What is a Decennial Report?

One of the requirements of maintaining a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Partnership (LP), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), or corporation in the state of Pennsylvania is filing a Decennial Report.  The Decennial Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Pennsylvania Department of State.

Related: How to form an LLC in Pennsylvania

Who Needs to File a Decennial Report?

Domestic and foreign corporations, LLCs, LPs, and LLPs, are required to file a decennial report every ten years after the year the company was formed.

Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLCs) and foreign LLCs engaged in professional services must file a Certificate of Annual Registration instead of the Decennial Report.

How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report?

You have the option of filing your Pennsylvania Corporation and LLC Decennial Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Pennsylvania Department 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
  • Name and address of the registered agent

Pennsylvania Decennial Report Fee

The filing fee for the Pennsylvania Decennial Report is $70.

Annual Due Date

The Decennial Report must be filed every ten years in the years ending with the number “1” (e.g., 2011, 2021, etc.).  The deadline for the next report will be due starting in 2021.  The report can be filed at any point during the year, between January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2023

The Department 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. 

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 Decennial Report?

Even if your business entity 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, however, the entity will lose its status of good standing with the state. If the report isn’t filed within one year of the due date, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the state.

Pennsylvania Department of State Contact Information

Pennsylvania Department 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.

How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report

How to File a Pennsylvania Decennial Report

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