How to File a Wisconsin Annual Report

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One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Wisconsin is filing an Annual Report.  The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information each year with the Wisconsin Secretary of State.

How to File a Wisconsin Annual Report

You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Wisconsin Secretary of State’s website, the One Stop Business Portal.  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

Annual Report Cost

The cost to file an Annual Report for either the Corporation or LLC is $25.

Due Date

The Annual Report is due at end of the quarter the entity was formed. Quarters are defined as every three months so the first quarter is January 1 – March 31, quarter two is April 1 – June 30, and so on.   

For example, if your LLC or Corporation was formed January 15, 2020 (first quarter), the first Annual Report will be due March 31st 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?

While there are no late fees if the annual report isn’t filed on time, if the report isn’t within one year of the due date, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.

Wisconsin Secretary of State Contact Information

Wisconsin Secretary of State
PO Box 7848
Madison, WI 53707-7848

If you have questions, they can be contacted at (608)-266-8888 or statesec@wi.gov.