What is a Florida Annual Report ?

A Florida Annual Report is a required filing that businesses and certain entities registered in the state of Florida must submit each year to the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. This report provides updated information about the business, including its current status, ownership details, and other relevant data.

The Florida Annual Report serves as a means for businesses to maintain their active status and stay in compliance with state regulations. It ensures that the state has up-to-date information about the entity’s operations, facilitating transparency and accountability.

Businesses are typically required to file the Florida Annual Report by a specific deadline, which is usually based on the fiscal year or the anniversary of the business’s registration date. Filing the report involves providing accurate information about the business’s address, principal officers, registered agent, and other pertinent details.

LLC Annual Report Online Filing

You canĀ file a Florida LLC Annual Report online. This is the fastest and most efficient way to file.

What you will need:

  • Florida Department of State Document Number
  • Entity Name
  • Federal Employer Identification Number (if applicable)
  • Registered agent information.
  • Full legal name, official designation, physical mailing address, and authorized signature of the individual initiating the submission. For instance, in cases where you are personally initiating the submission, your information details would go in this section (and will become public records). Alternatively, you have the option to hire our services of a certified agent, such as ours, to provide signature and ensure the confidentiality of your personal information.
  • Our Competitive Pricing – $50 + State Filing Fee

Your Document Number is provided on the electronic or postcard Annual Report notice sent by the Division of Corporations. You can also find your number by looking up your business in the Department of State records online.

If you do not have a FEIN because your company is not required to have one, then this will not be applicable to your filing.

You must pay your Annual Report fee at the time of filing. There are no additional LLC taxes to pay.

What Can I Change on the Annual Report?

The purpose of an LLC Annual Report is to maintain accurate records of all registered business entities in Florida by the Department of State. It gives your Florida LLC the chance to update these records as needed.

You have the option to make changes to the following information in your LLC Annual Report:

  • Names and addresses of members or managers
  • Registered agent’s name and address
  • Principal office addresses
  • Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

Failure to File an LLC Annual Report

If an LLC in Florida fails to file its Annual Report by the May 1 deadline, it will incur a non-waivable late fee of $400. Persistent failure to file by the third Friday of September will result in the administrative dissolution of the LLC by the Division of Corporations.

The dissolution of a Florida LLC carries significant consequences. The LLC loses its legal status in Florida courts and is no longer permitted to operate in the state. Although it is possible to reinstate a Florida LLC, all outstanding fees must be paid before submitting an application for reinstatement.

Annual Reporting


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No. New businesses do not have to file initial reports in Florida.

In the event that you do not file your Florida Annual Report by May 1, your business will incur a late fee of $400. It is important to note that this fee is applicable to most business entities, except for nonprofits which are exempt from penalty fees.

If you persist in being delinquent and fail to submit the report by the third Friday in September, your business will face administrative dissolution the following week.

To avoid these consequences, it is crucial to ensure the timely filing of your Florida Annual Report and adhere to the specified deadlines.

If you file and pay online, your Florida Annual Report will be processed immediately. However, if you mail in your payment, your report will be processed in the order it was received.