In Georgia, your LLC is legally required to file an annual registration 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 Registration?
Your LLC must file an annual registration, known as an annual report in most states and also known as a statement of information, with your state to keep your company in good standing.
Who Needs to File an Annual Registration?
Any business that is legally registered with the state of Georgia must file this registration, which includes detailed information about your business.
How to File a Georgia Annual Registration
In Georgia, the annual registration is filed with the Secretary of State. You can file online by visiting the secretary of state’s website and taking the following steps.
- Go to the secretary of state’s website and enter your business name or control number
- Fill out the annual registration form
- Pay the $50 fee and file your report
To file by mail, do the following:
- Visit the SOS’s Georgia Corporations Division website
- Follow the instructions to search for your business
- Print out and complete the annual registration form
- Please note:
- There is an additional $10 service charge for submitting by mail
- Your envelope must be postmarked April 1 to avoid a $25 late fee
- Mail your completed form, along with your payment, to:
Georgia Corporations Division
2 MLK Jr. Dr.
Suite 313, Floyd West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: (404) 656-2817
In Georgia, annual reports are due every year on April 1st. The penalty for filing late is $25, while the penalty for failing to register a report altogether is a civil suit or administrative dissolution of the LLC.
As mentioned above, the fee for filing an annual LLC registration in Georgia is $50.
What Happens After I File my Georgia Annual Registration?
After you file your registration, 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 registration is a requirement for LLCs in Georgia, 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.