- Division of Corporations
The Division of Corporations is the State of Florida's official business entity index and commercial activity website.
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- Manage/Change Existing Business
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- File Annual Report
- Annual Report Instructions
The 6- or 12-digit number assigned to your entity when the business entity was filed or registered with the Division of Corporations.
The official/legal name of your business on our records.
- The annual report does not allow you to change the name of your business.
- To change the name, download and complete the appropriate amendment form .
- Mail the completed form with payment to the Division of Corporations.
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
The 9-digit number the Internal Revenue Service assigned to the business for federal tax identification purposes.
- Enter your FEIN in the space provided, if not already listed. Do not enter a Social Security Number.
- If “Applied For” is marked already: You previously reported that you applied for an FEIN and must enter the number to proceed.
- Contact the IRS at 1.800.829.4933 for additional information.
Principal Place of Business Address
The street address of the entity’s principal office.
The entity’s mailing address, if different from the principal address. (P.O. Box is acceptable.)
Registered Agent Name, Address, and Signature
The registered agent is the individual or legal entity designated to accept service of process on behalf of the business.
- A business entity cannot serve as its own registered agent.
- However, an individual or principal associated with the business may serve as the registered agent.
- The registered agent must have a physical street address in Florida. Do not list a P.O. Box address.
- If a business entity is designated as the Agent, a principal (individual) of that entity must sign to accept the obligations.
- Pursuant to s. 15.16 , F.S., electronic signatures have the same legal effect as original signatures.
- NOTE: Typing someone’s name/signature without their permission constitutes forgery pursuant to s. 831.06 , F.S.
If the Chief Financial Officer is listed as the Registered Agent:
- The registered agent information cannot be changed.
- Each “authorized insurer” in Florida is required by s. 48.151 , F.S., to designate the "Chief Financial Officer" as its registered agent for Service of Process.
- A signature is not required for the Chief Financial Officer. Type NOT REQUIRED in the signature field.
- For more information about changing the registered agent for an insurance company, contact the Department of Financial Services .
Principals (Officers/Directors/Managers/Authorized Representatives/General Partners) Names and Addresses
Review the principals associated with this business entity. You can edit, add or delete the information listed by clicking on the provided options.
- Enter the principals you want listed on our database.
- You must provide at least one principal.
- A person may serve in more than one capacity.
- You can select the title(s) from the list provided, or enter the title in the textbox if it is not listed.
- You must file a Certificate of Amendment to add or delete a general partner.
- You can change the address of a general partner.
Certificate of Status
- You may request a certificate of status when you file your report.
- This item is not required.
- A certificate of status certifies the business entity is active and has paid all fees due this office through a certain date.
- Corporations and Limited Partnerships: $8.75
- Limited Liability Companies: $5.00
- Emailed to you as an attachment at the email address you provide.
- The certificate will be emailed to you regardless of which payment option you choose.
- Submit a separate written request with the required fee to the Certification Section.
- To ensure proper processing, do not submit the request until your annual report has been processed and posted on Sunbiz.
- Provide a valid email address.
- Your filing confirmation, certification (if requested), and future email communications will be sent to this address.
- Search Corporations' Records
- File Reinstatement
- Fictitious Name Renewal
Under s. 817.155 , F.S., a person may not:
- Knowingly falsify or conceal a material fact,
- Make a false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation, or
- Make or use any false document.
Anyone violating these conditions is guilty of a third-degree felony and punishable by law. (s. 775.082 , s. 775.083 , or s. 775.084 , F.S.)
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Florida Department of State
Limited Liability Company Annual Report Help
All Annual Reports must be entered and submitted electronically online. Payments can be made by credit card, debit card, or by check or money order. For credit card and debit card processing allow 2-3 days; if paying by check or money order allow 3-5 weeks. Annual Reports will be processed after credit card confirmation or when check is received. All payment options will display after you complete and submit your Annual Report online.
A certificate of status can be requested. If requested, a certificate of status will be sent by email once the annual report has posted. The certificate will be emailed to the email address provided on the annual report.
The fee to file a limited liability company annual report is $138.75 if filed between January 1 st and May 1 st . After May 1 st the limited liability company will be subject to a $400 late fee.
Waiver of the $400 late fee: The late fee of $400 can be waived if the box indicating non-receipt of the prior notice is checked. Only the annual report fee will be charged.
Optional Fees: A certificate of status may be requested for an additional $5. A certificate of status is a certificate certifying the limited liability company is filed/registered and has paid all fees due this office through December 31 st . Only one certificate may be requested when filing the annual report. You may request a certificate at a later date, and it can be requested online. If you request a certificate of status, you will need to provide a valid email address for the delivery of the certificate. The certificate will be emailed once the annual report posts. This usually occurs within 24-48 hours of posting.
Name of Limited Liability Company: The name of the limited liability company cannot be changed on the annual report. You must file Articles of Amendment to change the name of the limited liability company. Articles of Amendment cannot be filed online. However, you may download the form and instructions from our web site.
Principal Place of Business Address and Mailing Address: The principal place of business address must be a street address. The principal place of business address and the mailing address may be the same. They do not have to be in Florida. A post office box is acceptable for the mailing address.
Federal Employer Identification Number (FEI Number): The Federal Employer Identification Number is a 9-digit identification number assigned to a business entity by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If blank, you must provide this office with the FEI number or check either the "APPLIED FOR" or "NOT APPLICABLE" box. When entering the FEI number, enter only the digits. Do not enter the dash. If the block already contains "APPLIED FOR", our records indicate the number was previously applied for. We cannot file an annual report where the number is being "APPLIED FOR" again. Please call the IRS at 1-800-829-4933 to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number.
Registered Agent and Registered Office: The registered agent is an individual or business entity that has agreed to accept service of process in the state of Florida on behalf of your limited liability company. The limited liability company itself cannot serve as its own registered agent. An individual associated with the company may serve as the registered agent. If the registered agent is a business entity, the designated business entity must have an active registration/filing on file with this office. The registered agent must have a Florida street address. A post office box is NOT acceptable. If changed, the new registered agent must sign accepting this designation by typing his/her name in the appropriate signature block. The limited liability company should maintain the actual acceptance signature in their records.
Manager(s)/Managing Member(s): The limited liability company must provide the name, address and title of each manager or managing member. Please use "MGR" to denote a manager and "MGRM" to denote a managing member. You must list at least one manager or managing member. The address may be a post office box.
MGR - A person outside the company who will manage the company.
MGRM - A person who is a member and also manages the company.
Our database can hold a total of six managers or managing members. If you must list more than six managers or managing members, you must call (850) 245-6051 for special filing instructions.
Signature of Manager or Managing Member: A manager or managing member must sign the report by typing his/her name in the appropriate signature block. The person signing must list his/her title as well.
Questions? Please direct your questions as follows:
For specific filing questions, please call the Registration Section at 850-245-6051.
For technical questions concerning the online application process or payment problems, please call the Internet Support Section at 850-245-6939.
Florida LLC Annual Report
By Matt Horwitz
Updated December 20, 2022
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After you form an LLC in Florida , you must file an Annual Report for your LLC and pay $138.75 every year .
You need to file your Florida LLC Annual Report each year in order to avoid the penalty and keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the Florida Division of Corporations (aka “Sunbiz”).
$138.75 per year. This is paid once per year for the life of your LLC.
Annual Reports are due every year between January 1st and May 1st. The last day to file (before it’s late) is May 1st, up until 11:59pm.
For example: If your LLC is approved on April 10th, 2023, your first LLC Annual Report is due between January 1st and May 1st of 2024. Then, the following year, your 2nd LLC Annual Report is due between January 1st and May 1st of 2025, and so on.
You can file the Florida LLC Annual Report as early as January 1st.
If you file your LLC Annual Report after May 1st, there is an automatic (and non-negotiable) $400 penalty that will be applied to your total at checkout.
This means that if you file a late LLC Annual Report, the total amount you’ll pay is $538.75.
However , it may not be that bad:
If you’re late and wait for dissolution (about 4 months after deadline), you can save $300.
If you still don’t file your LLC Annual Report by the 4th Friday in September, the Florida Division of Corporations will administratively dissolve (shut down) your Florida LLC.
Although this sounds really bad, it’s actually less worse than the $400 penalty. Meaning, If your LLC is dissolved (shut down) by the state, you can “bring it back to live” by filing a Reinstatement . A Reinstatement costs $100 and you have to pay the Annual Report fee ($138.75), but you don’t have to pay the $400 penalty.
So if you miss the May 1st deadline for filing your LLC Annual Report, it’s actually cheaper to wait until the end of September, wait for your LLC to be dissolved, and then reinstate it for $238.75 ($100 Reinstatement fee + $138.75 Annual Report fee). In this manner, you save $300 ($538.75 – $238.75).
You can only file your Florida LLC Annual Report online . This is the only method available.
The Florida Division of Corporations does not accept LLC Annual Reports by mail, fax, or in-person.
LLC Annual Reports are filed online at Florida Division of Corporations: File Annual Report .
If you need help and instructions, please read the rest of this page first .
Yes, the Florida Division of Corporations (aka Sunbiz) will send you 4 different courtesy reminders.
The first Annual Report reminder notice is sent out around the middle of January. The rest will be sent every 4-5 weeks.
If you filed your Florida Articles of Organization by mail, the state will mail the reminder notices to the address you listed on your Cover Letter.
If you filed your Articles of Organization by mail, but did not include a Cover Letter, the state will mail the reminder notices to your Florida Registered Agent address.
If you filed Articles of Organization online, the state will email you the reminder notices. They may also mail reminder notices to your Florida Registered Agent.
Not sure if the correct email address is on file? Don’t worry. During the Annual Report filing, you can update your email address that will be used for Florida LLC Annual Report reminders.
Set your own reminder, too
Keep in mind that the notices sent from the state are “courtesy” reminders.
The state is not required by law to send them. Meaning, even if you don’t receive a reminder, it is still your responsibility to make sure you file and pay your LLC Annual Report each year.
We recommend putting a repeating reminder on your phone and/or computer.
A helpful trick is shortly after you celebrate the New Year, remind yourself to file your Florida LLC Annual Report.
Another helpful trick is to use Google Calendar to create LLC Annual Report reminders. Please see the video below.
Either way, it’s your responsibility to file your LLC’s Annual Report each year.
Florida LLC Annual Report Instructions
Video instructions for florida llc annual report.
Note: The Florida Division of Corporations has updated their website since the recording of this video, however, the video is accurate. The only thing that has updated is that Annual Reports, if paid for with a debit or credit card, can be downloaded right away (video says wait 24-48 hours, which is no longer correct).
Go to Florida Division of Corporations: Annual Report – Sunbiz to get started.
Enter your Florida LLC’s 12-digit Document Number and click “Submit”.
You can find your LLC’s Document Number by:
- looking at your stamped and approved Articles of Organization
- or searching your LLC name here: Florida Division of Corporations: Search Records by Name
In the upper right, you will see the total amount due.
If you’re filing your LLC Annual Report on time, your total will be $138.75.
If you’re filing your LLC Annual Report during the late period, your total will be $538.75.
Review your information
The Florida LLC Annual Report is pretty straightforward.
The state pulls the information from your LLC and then you review it. If anything has changed, click the “Edit” buttons and make the necessary updates.
Your LLC EIN Number (aka Federal Tax ID Number) may already be filled in or the field may be blank.
The state does request that you submit your LLC’s EIN Number, however, if you prefer not to make the number publicly available, you can click “Edit” and then select “Not Applicable”.
This is the main address for your LLC. This is where business activity occurs or where you keep business documents and records. This can be an actual office address, but it doesn’t have to be.
The Principal Address can be:
- an actual office address
- a home address
- a virtual office address
- a mailbox rental address
- your Florida Registered Agent address (if allowed by Registered Agent)
The Principal Address cannot be:
- a PO Box address from the United States Postal Service
The Principal Address can be located:
- in any state
- or in any country
A Mailing Address is the preferred address where you’d like to receive mail for your LLC. The Florida Division of Corporations uses this address as an actual mailing address. Meaning, they’ll send notices and any applicable mail for your LLC to this address.
This address may be the same as your Principal Address, but it doesn’t have to be.
Some large companies have an office (Principal Address) in one location, but prefer their mail to be sent elsewhere (a Mailing Address).
However, most people use the same address for both the Principal Address and the Mailing Address.
The Mailing Address can be:
- a PO Box address
The Mailing Address can be located:
Registered Agent Name / Signature
A Florida Registered Agent is a person or company who agrees to accept legal mail on behalf of your LLC.
You can be your LLC’s Registered Agent if you are a Florida resident, have a street address in Florida, and are 18 years of age or older.
A friend or family member can also be your LLC’s Registered Agent if they are a Florida resident, have a street address in Florida, and are 18 years of age or older.
You can hire a Registered Agent company (called a Commercial Registered Agent) if you don’t want to be your own Registered Agent or if you don’t want your address listed on public records.
If you want to hire a Registered Agent, we recommend Northwest Registered Agent .
You can leave this section as-is if there are no changes. Or you can also change your Registered Agent in this section if you’d like.
If you are hiring a Commercial Registered Agent or switching to a new Commercial Registered Agent, make sure you hire them first before listing them in your LLC’s Annual Report.
Registered Agent Information
This section lists the physical address of your LLC’s Registered Agent.
Name And Address of Person(s) Authorized to Manage Limited Liability Company
If your florida llc is member -managed:.
- the LLC Member(s) will be listed here
- the correct title to use is “ AMBR “, which stands for Authorized Member
If your Florida LLC is Manager -managed:
- the LLC Manager(s) will be listed here
- the correct title to use is “ MGR “, which stands for Manager
Your LLC should use the correct title abbreviations (AMBR or MGR). Your LLC should not use titles meant for Corporations (Chairman, CEO, President, Vice President, Secretary, etc.). In fact, an LLC should only use either AMBR (Authorized Member) or MGR (Manager) and nothing else.
Note: Most Florida LLCs are Member-managed. For more information on LLC management, please see Member-managed vs Manager-managed LLC .
Do you want an LLC Certificate of Status?
A Certificate of Status (aka Certificate of Good Standing) is an official document from the Florida Division of Corporations that certifies that your LLC is in good standing and in compliance with filing its Annual Reports.
This document is optional and is not required.
Most people don’t need a Certificate of Status.
However, if you would like a pretty-looking official letter, you can order one for $5.
Note: If you’re registering your Florida LLC as a foreign LLC to do business in another state, you will need a Certificate of Status.
Move to Final Review
If everything looks okay, click “Move on to the Final Review” at the bottom.
Review all your information again. Look for any errors or typos.
If you need to make any changes, click the red “NO! Continue Editing” button.
If all looks good, move onto number 5 where you’ll enter your email address.
Email and Signature
Enter your email address twice.
The Florida Division of Corporations will use this email address to send LLC Annual Report reminders next year.
And if you ordered a Certificate of Status (optional), it will be emailed to this address.
Privacy: Your email address is private. It will not be listed on public records.
If you are the LLC Member (owner):
Enter your first and last name and your title. Most people who own their LLC have a Member -managed LLC. If that’s the case, your title will be Authorized Member .
If you are an LLC Manager:
Enter your first and last name and your title. If you are the Manager of a Manager -managed LLC, then your title will be Manager .
If your Florida LLC is owned by another company:
Enter your first and last name. In the title box, enter your title at the parent company and the name of the parent company.
Note: ABCD LLC is the name of the parent company. And Mark Smith is a Manager of ABCD LLC filing an Annual Report on behalf of ABCD LLC’s subsidiary company (the subsidiary company name doesn’t appear in the signature block).
Click “Move on to Payment Section” to proceed.
Choose Your Payment Option
Credit or debit card.
If you pay with a debit or credit card, your LLC Annual Report is processed right away and is available for immediate download.
This is the payment method that we recommend.
Select “Credit / Debit Card” and then click “Continue”. Enter your billing information and click “Continue”. Review your information and click “Process Payment”.
On the next page, you can save your receipt. You can either click “Print” to print it out or “View as PDF” to save on your computer.
After you’ve saved a copy of your receipt, click “Finish”. On the next page, you’ll see a Final Confirmation message. After you see this message, you can close the browser tab. You’ve successfully filed your Florida LLC Annual Report.
Congratulations! Your Florida LLC Annual Report has been filed.
How to download a copy of your filed Annual Report
If you paid with a credit or debit card, you can download your filed Annual Report right away.
If you paid by check or money order, you’ll need to wait approximately 3-5 weeks before you can download your filed Annual Report.
Download your LLC Annual Report for your records
We recommend downloading a copy of your LLC’s filed Annual Report for your records. Here’s how:
- Visit Florida Division of Corporations: Search Records by Name
- Enter your LLC name and click search
- Find your LLC in the results and click on its name
- Scroll down to the bottom and look for “Document Images”
- Click on the corresponding Annual Report to open it
- Download or print the filed Annual Report for your records
Here’s a video:
How to create LLC Annual Report reminders using Google Calendar
Florida Division of Corporations
If you have any questions you can contact the Annual Reports Department of the Florida Division of Corporations at 850-245-6059.
Their hours are Monday through Friday, from 8am to 5pm Eastern.
Alternatively, you can send them an email: [email protected] (however, it will be a few days to a week before you get a reply.)
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What is a Florida Annual Report?
The Florida annual report is a document your business will file each year to confirm or update your business information on the state’s records. This includes management or membership information, your company’s principal office address and mailing address, and information about your Florida registered agent.
This document is filed with the Department of State and is kept in the Division of Corporations’ records, which means it’s also freely available to the public on Florida’s Sunbiz website.
When you choose Sunshine Corporate Filings® to be your Florida registered agent , you’ll have the option to use our Florida business address as your principal office address and business mailing address on all of your public filings, including your Florida annual report.
LLC Annual Report Online Filing
You can file a Florida LLC Annual Report online . This is the fastest and most efficent way to file.
What you will need:
- Florida Department of State Document Number
- Federal Employer Identification Number (if applicable)
- Valid credit/debit card, check, money order or Sunbiz E-File Account
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?
An LLC Annual Report allows the Department of State to keep accurate records for every business entity registered in the state. The purpose is to provide your Florida LLC the opportunity to update these records.
You can update and change any of the following information:
- Names and addresses of members or managers
- Registered agent name and address
- Principal office addresses
- Federal Employer Identification Number
Failure to File an LLC Annual Report
An LLC that fails to file by the May 1 deadline will be assessed a $400 late fee. This fee cannot be waived. If an LLC continues to fail to file by the third Friday of September, the Division of Corporations will administratively dissolve the LLC.
The dissolution of a Florida LLC is a serious consequence. Your company loses its legal standing in Florida courts and no longer has a right to conduct business in the state. A Florida LLC reinstatement is possible, but all fees must be paid before an application for reinstatement can be filed.
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Florida LLC Annual Report
Once you have formed your Florida LLC , you must stay on top of your state’s filing deadlines in order to stay in good standing and avoid unnecessary fines or penalties.
This article answers the following questions for a Florida LLC:
- What is an annual report?
- How do I file an annual report?
- Should I use a registered agent service?
What Is an Annual Report?
In Florida, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:
- Principal place of business address
- Mailing address
- Registered agent name and address
- Names and addresses of principals (i.e., members, managers, directors, or officers)
- Email address
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Florida. This allows creditors and other interested parties to look up your business address in case they need to contact you. The government uses this information to track the payment of your LLC state taxes .
How Do I File an Annual Report?
You can file your Florida LLC annual report through the Department of State’s Florida Sunbiz website. You must input your 6- or 12-digit Document Number or search for your business with the “Forgot Number?” link.
File Your Florida Annual Report
File Online With Florida Sunbiz
Due Date: Florida LLC annual reports are due by May 1 every year.
Late Filings: Any annual report received after May 1 will result in a $400 late fee. Failure to file an annual report before the third Friday of September will result in the dissolution of your Florida LLC.
Should I Use a Registered Agent Service?
A registered agent is a person or business nominated by your company to officially receive and send papers on your behalf. By using a registered agent service, you can ensure that your LLC's reports are always filed on time to the appropriate government agency. Here are the three main advantages to using a registered agent service for your LLC:
- Avoid late filing penalties: The Department of State can dissolve a Florida LLC if it does not file an annual report. A registered agent service will notify you when reports are due, and they can also submit the filing for you for an additional fee.
- Gain flexibility: A registered agent service can receive and send documents for your LLC during regular business hours so that you don’t have to be on the job from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week. You can also use a registered agent service to form an LLC in other states where you don't already have an established business presence.
- Maintain privacy: Using a registered agent service allows you to keep your personal address off of public records, ensuring your privacy. Additionally, if someone sues your LLC, the lawsuit will be served to the registered agent’s address rather than your place of business.
Learn more about getting a Florida registered agent by reading our guide.
Recommended: Northwest provides free registered agent service for the first year as part of their LLC packages.
Florida LLC Annual Report Requirements (and Filing)
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After you start your LLC in Florida by filing information about the LLC and paying the fees, you will be required to file an annual report to let the state know about any material changes in your information.
This requirement is part of a process called “compliance.” Being “in compliance” shows the ability of your LLC to follow all Florida laws and file the necessary paperwork on time. Failure to keep your LLC in compliance regarding filing your annual report may cause it to pay late fees and fines and ultimately face dissolution through an administration process under Florida’s legal statutes.
In this annual report guide, you will learn everything you need to know about filing your annual report, including the information required, when it is due, and how to file it.
What Is an Annual Report – Recap
To keep your Florida LLC in good standing, each year by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on May 1, you must file an annual report and pay the yearly fee of $138.75 (according to the 2022 fee schedule). This annual report is required even if the LLC’s information remains the same as the previous year’s.
The annual report required by Florida state does not contain any financial information.
The purpose of this filing is to inform the State of Florida’s Division of Corporations of any changes in the status of the business principal(s), business location, or the registered agent for the LLC. This updated information becomes part of the public record.
Under Florida law, if your LLC was formed before January 1 of the current year, you can file your annual report online using a credit card, debit card, or by paying with some of the balance held in your Prepaid Sunbiz E-File Account.
You may choose to file your annual report by mail and send in a check for the fee. Make checks payable to the Florida Department of State.
If your LLC is a new one registered after January 1 in the current year, you are not required to file an annual report by May 1 of this year. The first annual report you must file is due by May 1 of the following year.
Nevertheless, if some of your information has changed, such as your registered agent , you should file an amended report with the new information. An amended report has a filing fee of $50 for a Florida LLC.
An amended report may be filed any time the information about your LLC changes. For example, the information about your current registered agent must always be up-to-date and accurate.
Florida LLC Annual Report Requirements
Here are the information requirements for filing your LLC’s annual report:
- Your LLC's business name, which is also called your "entity"
- Your entity's document number that you received when you initially registered your LLC. (Note: This number is a six- or 12-digit number starting with a letter. If you forgot your identity number, you could look an entity's number up by searching for your LLC's name)
- Your primary physical business address
- Your business mailing address (if different from the physical address)
- The LLC members' and managers' names and addresses
- The business purpose and industry of your LLC
- The LLC's registered agent's name and contact information
- Your LLC's EIN issued by the IRS
- The names, addresses, and contact information for the authorized members you wish to be part of the public record. At least one member, who may also be a sole member, is required
How to File an Annual Report in Florida
Florida annual reports for LLCs are due each year from January 1 to May 1. You can file any time during this period. Your annual report must be on file by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on May 1 to avoid paying a late payment penalty fee of $400.
The easiest and most efficient way to file is to go online and use Florida’s Sunbiz system. If you file online and pay the fee, you will see your updated information appear in minutes on the public records system.
File by Mail
You can print the form and then fill it out and mail it or send it by courier. Include a check for the fee and send it by the U.S. Postal Service to this address:
Department of State
Division of Corporations
P.O. Box 6327
Tallahassee, FL 32314
By another delivery courier to this office address:
Florida Department of State
The Center of Tallahassee
2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Fill in the form with the above information requirements
You can file your annual report yourself either online or by mail. You can hire a company to make sure you are always in compliance, and they will do the filing for you.
File With a Compliance Service
This help is a valuable service we offer – Annual Compliance – making sure you follow all the necessary state requirements and laws. We do the filing of the annual report and amended reports for you.
What Happens If You Fail to File on Time (or not at all)?
It is a serious matter if you fail to file your annual report. There are late fees. There are fees and penalties for reinstatement. If your LLC dissolves by an administrative procedure, you might lose the right to use your company’s name in Florida.
Late fees and fines
The late fee for filing your LLC’s annual report after the deadline of 11:59 p.m. EST on May 1 is $400.
If you allow your LLC fees to go unpaid, on top of the $400 late fee, you will need to pay for file reinstatement and apply. The fee for a file reinstatement is $100 plus $138.75 for each reporting year that you failed to file an annual report.
One additional penalty for letting your LLC lapse is that you may lose the name, which then can become registered by another party after your LLC dissolves. If this happens, your file reinstatement application will be denied. Then, you must file to register for a new LLC with a different available name.
If you fail to pay your annual report fee by the third Friday in September of the year that the annual report is due, your LLC will automatically dissolve through an administrative process, making it inactive.
It is easy to forget the annual filing date and miss the window of opportunity to file your annual report. Moreover, your information may change at other times during the year, creating the additional requirement to file a special amended report.
Most companies appreciate the convenience of hiring us to handle compliance issues to make sure this critical annual report filing is submitted in Florida and any amended filings are done on a timely basis.
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Florida Annual Report Service & Filing Instructions
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The state of Florida requires all Florida LLCs, corporations, nonprofits, LPs, and LLPs to file an annual report each year with the Florida Secretary of State, Division of Corporations. The following is an easy-to-read guide for how to file the Florida Annual Report yourself. These instructions also include due dates, required information, filing fees, and answers to questions you may have along the way. Additionally, if you’d prefer not to file your annual report yourself, you can always hire us to do it for you. Need to file in another state? Visit our State-by-State Annual Report Guide .
How to File Your Florida Annual Report
Submitting the Florida Annual Report requires the following steps:
- Figure out when your annual report is due and your business’s filing fee.
- Complete your report online.
- Submit your report and pay the filing fee.
Florida Annual Report Due Dates and Fees
The following chart breaks down the due dates and filing fees for the Florida Annual Report.
Filing Your Florida Annual Report
The Florida Annual Report can only be filed online through Florida’s Annual Report-Sunbiz page. However, the filing fee can be paid online or by mail with a check/money order.
- To file your report, go to the Sunbiz annual report login page and enter your 12 digit document number. Don’t remember your number? You can easily look it up by searching the Florida Sunbiz business database.
- Once you’re successfully logged in, you will immediately begin the filing process.
Here’s a complete list of everything you need to include, verify, or update on your Florida Annual Report:
Your 12 digit document number.
Business name. You can’t change your business name on an annual report. If you need to change/update your Florida business name, you’ll need to file an amendment for your business entity.
Business FEIN (federal employer identification number).
Principal office and mailing address.
Registered agent information: include the Florida registered agent’s name, physical address, and electronic signature.
Principals names and addresses: include all officers/directors, managers/individuals authorized to manage the business, or general partners.
Name, title, and address of the person filing.
After submitting your Florida Annual Report, you can pay the filing fee with a credit card, debit card, check, or money order. To pay by check or money order, select the “pay by check” option and a payment voucher will automatically download for you to print. Your payment voucher and check/money order must be postmarked by May 1 in order to avoid late fees.
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For $100 plus the state-mandated report fee, we’ll file your annual report. For most domestic corporations, that’s $250 total.
You can sign up for this service by itself or add it on to an existing service. Compliance service is also automatically added when you hire us to provide your registered agent service or form your Florida LLC , Florida corporation or Florida nonprofit .
Once you’ve signed up for our business renewal service, you’ll pay nothing up front. We’ll send you a reminder 90 days before your filing due date and auto-charge your preferred method five days later.
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At Northwest Registered Agent, we’re committed to protecting our clients’ privacy. Florida Annual Reports are public record, so we’ve designed our annual report service to protect your privacy. Here’s how:
In order to preserve your privacy, we will list OUR contact information instead of yours.
Only the minimum required information will be included.
We will list our IP address – limiting the connection between your cell phone, personal computer, and work computers – this makes it harder for advertisers to follow you.
We will list our bank and credit card information – not yours.
We believe everyone has the right to keep their information private. That’s why privacy is our guiding principle when we create every service and product.
Florida Annual Report FAQ
Does the state of florida require initial reports.
Nope. New business do not have to file initial reports in Florida.
What happens if I file my Florida Annual Report after May 1?
If you fail to file a Florida Annual Report by May 1, your business will be charged a $400 – yes, $400 – late fee. Nonprofits are the only entities that will not be assessed a penalty fee.
If you continue to be delinquent and don’t submit a report by the third Friday in September, your business will be administratively dissolved the following week.
How long does it take for my Florida Annual Report to be processed?
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.
Who is authorized to file a Florida Annual Report?
After starting a Florida business , your Florida Annual Report can be submitted by an officer/director, member/manager, or someone your business employs to file on its behalf. When you hire Northwest Registered Agent for business renewal service, we’ll file your Florida Annual Report for you!
Do Florida Annual Reports need original signatures?
No. The Florida Annual Report must be filed online. You can provide copies of original documents and signatures.
Where can I get more information about the State of Florida Annual Report filing?
Florida Secretary of State The Centre of Tallahassee 2415 N. Monroe Street, Suite 810 Tallahassee, FL 32303 T: (850) 245-6000 Fax: (850) 245-6014 Mailing Address:
PO Box 6327 Tallahassee, FL 32314
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FL LLC Annual Report: Everything You Need to Know
A Florida LLC Annual Report updates and confirms the information that the Florida Department of State has on file about your LLC. 3 min read
What is a FL LLC Annual Report?
A Florida LLC Annual Report updates and confirms the information that the Florida Department of State has on file about your LLC. This is a requirement for your company to remain an active business. You need to file an annual report, even in years when your business information hasn't changed. The information in the annual report about your Sunbiz LLC should be current at the time of the report's creation. Once the form has been completed, you can choose to keep a downloadable copy of it for your records for free.
Frequently Asked Questions About FL LLC Annual Report
Question: How can I pay the filing fee for the Annual Report?
Answer: Sunbiz accepts payments by credit and debit cards, checks, and money orders. You can also pay the fee through a prepaid Sunbiz eFile account.
Question: What if I forget when the Annual Report is due?
Answer: Your corporation's registered agent will receive a reminder in the mail prior to the last day to file your annual report.
Question: What information do I need to file an Annual Report?
Answer: You need your Document Number, which is at least six digits and up to 12 digits. You can find it on the reminder notice that your corporation's registered agent receives from the Division of Corporations . Otherwise, you can find it by locating your business in the online files of the Department of State Records.
Question: Do I need to have an FEIN to file an Annual Report?
Answer: You only need an FEIN on your Annual Report if your company is required to have one. Otherwise, this will not affect your Annual Report Filing.
Question: Is there a fee to file an Annual Report?
Answer: Yes, there is a fee, and it is due when you file your Annual Report.
Question: My corporation is a non-profit. What happens if the corporation does not file the Annual Report?
Answer: Like other corporations, your corporation will be dissolved administratively or your non-profit status can be revoked if the report is not filed on time. However, your non-profit will not have to pay a fine if the Annual Report is not filed on time.
Question: Are there any special requirements on the Annual Report forms?
Answer: When creating the annual report, there are several considerations. The address for the business must be a verifiable and reachable street address. The businesses physical address can also be the mailing address. Also, an LLC cannot be listed as the registered agent for itself. The registered agent must be a single person involved with the LLC.
Steps to File the Florida LLC Annual Report
1. Prepare an annual report each year of your LLC 's most critical information to send to the state's government. The information to update includes:
- A list of members' and managers' names and addresses
- The name and mailing address of the registered agent
- The Federal Employer ID Number (FEIN)
2. Go to the website for the Florida Division of Corporations and find your company through the search feature.
3. Identify your LLC's entity number. The entity number will be six to 12 digits long.
4. Visit Sunbiz.org 's Annual Report Portal and type in your entity number.
5. Update outdated information or confirm the data already in the system, including the email address. You cannot change your LLC's name by simply changing its name on the annual report. You need to file an Articles of Amendment with the state to change your LLC's name. Although it cannot be filled out online, you can print the form and mail it in.
6. Pay the $138.50 filing fee via money order, check, or credit card and submit your report by May 1 of each year.
- Your LLC will be subject to a $400 late fee if the report is received after May 1.
- If you do not file the annual report by the third Friday in September, your LLC will be administratively dissolved by the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. This means your business does not have the legal ability to conduct business in Florida.
- If your LLC is dissolved, you can choose to file all outstanding reports and pay the outstanding fees that have accrued.
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