Is your business entity currently in an active status with the Department of the State?

Is your business entity currently in an active status with the Department of the State? 

Many of our Florida small business owners may have already or will receive the following notice to file your Required Annual Reports.  We've enclosed the following letter as it is important information that you should know.  If you haven't received it, you may not be in an active status with the Department of State.
 

Annual reports for all corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships are due each year between January 1st and May 1st.  An annual report is a required report that is used to update or confirm the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations' records.  It is not a financial statement.
 
An annual report must be filed each year for your business entity to maintain an active status with the Department of State, and is required regardless of whether you need to make changes or not.  All annual reports must be filed online at www.sunbiz.org.


 
Remember to review your data carefully and make changes where necessary.  The website offers Filing instructions and payment options.
 
File on or before May 1st. For those filing late, there is a $400 non-negotiable late fee that will be imposed after the deadline.  This includes filing for any for profit corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or limited liability limited partnership.Non-profit corporations are not subject to the $400 late fee.

Important! "Any business entity that fails to file its annual report by the third Friday of September will be administratively dissolved or revoked in our records on the fourth Friday in September." Administratively dissolved or revoked entities may be reinstated by submitting a reinstatement application and paying all associated fees, which include the reinstatement fee and annual report fees due, at the time of submission.

Sunbiz.org remains the only official website of the Department of State, Division of Corporations.  

Wendy Ettorre