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How to File an LLC Annual Report in Alabama

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How to File an LLC Annual Report in Alabama

In Alabama, your LLC is legally required to file an annual report along with your business privilege tax return with the state. Failure to do so can lead to fines and even the closure of your business, so it’s crucial that you stay up-to-date. 

What Is an Annual Report?

Your LLC must file an annual report, also known as a statement of information, with your state to keep your company in good standing. In Alabama, the report is filed with your annual business privilege tax return. All businesses in Alabama must have a business privilege license and pay an annual business privilege tax. 

Who Needs to File an Annual Report?

Any business that is legally registered with the state of Alabama must file this report, which includes detailed information about your business. 

How to File an Alabama Annual Report

In Alabama, the annual report and business privilege tax return is filed with the Department of Revenue. You can file online by visiting the revenue department’s website and taking the following steps. 

  1. Go to the department of revenue website and select “file your annual business privilege tax.”
  2. Sign in to the business portal or create an account to sign in.
  1. Fill out the business privilege tax return and annual report forms.
  2. Pay the $10 annual report fee, your calculated business privilege tax (minimum $100), and file your report and business privilege tax return. 

If you choose to file by mail, you can download the forms and mail them, along with the $10 fee and your business privilege tax, to:

Alabama Department of Revenue

Business Privilege Tax Section

P.O. Box 327320

Montgomery, AL 36132-7320

Phone (334) 242-1820

In Alabama, annual reports are due on the 15th day of the 3rd month after the beginning of the taxable year. The penalty for late filing is $50, and interest will continue to accrue if you don’t file.

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Filing Fee

As mentioned above, the fee for filing an annual LLC report in Alabama is $10. You must also pay your business privilege tax (minimum $100).

What Happens After I File my Alabama Annual Report?

After you file your report, you will receive a notification of any errors or omissions, or confirmation that your report has been filed. If you receive a notification, it’s crucial that you respond quickly and address any errors in order to avoid penalties.  


Filing an annual report is a requirement for LLCs in Alabama, so it’s crucial that you take the time to accurately fill out the form and file with your state in a timely manner. This will ensure your company is allowed to operate uninterrupted and with no legal penalties. 


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How to File an LLC Annual Report in Alabama