One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Washington is filing an Annual Report. The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Washington Secretary of State.
How to File a Washington Annual Report
You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Washington Secretary of State’s website, otherwise you can download and fill out the Annual Report
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
Processing is immediate when filing online or 7-10 business days when filing by mail.
Annual Report Cost
The cost to file an Annual Report for either the Corporation or LLC in Washington is $60.
The Annual Report is due by the last day of the anniversary month the entity was formed. For example, if your LLC or Corporation was formed June 1st, 2020, first Annual Report will be due June 31st, 2021. The formation date can be found on the filed copy of your Articles of Incorporation (Corporations) or Certificate of Formation (LLC).
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 $25 penalty is assessed. If the report isn’t within four months of the due date, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.
Washington Secretary of State Contact Information
Washington Secretary of State
Division of Corporations
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
If you have questions, they can be contacted at (360)725-0377 or firstname.lastname@example.org.