In Hawaii, your LLC is legally required to file an annual report 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.
Who Needs to File an Annual Report?
Any business that is legally registered with the state of Hawaii must file this report, which includes detailed information about your business.
How to File a Hawaii Annual Report
In Hawaii, the annual report is filed with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. You can file online by visiting the Hawaii business express website and taking the following steps.
- Go to the business express website and enter your file number.
- Fill out the annual report form
- Pay the $15 fee and file your report
If you choose to file by mail, you can download the form and mail it, along with the $15 fee, to:
Annual Filing – BREG
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810
Phone: (808) 586-2727
In Hawaii, the annual report due date is dependent on the registration date. If the date of registration falls between:
- January 1 and March 31, the annual report is due March 31 of each year
- April 1 and June 30, the annual report is due June 30 of each year
- July 1 and September 30, the annual report is due September 30 of each year
- October 1 and December 31, the annual report is due December 31 of each year
The penalty for filing late is $100 per month of delinquency, while the penalty for failing to register a report altogether is the administrative termination of the LLC.
As mentioned above, the fee for filing an annual LLC report in Hawaii is $15.
What Happens After I File my Hawaii 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 Hawaii, 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.