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How to File an LLC Annual Report in Washington

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How to File an LLC Annual Report in Washington

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How to File an LLC Annual Report in Washington

In Washington, 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 Washington must file this report, which includes detailed information about your business. 

How to File a Washington Annual Report

In Washington, the annual report is filed with the Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division. You can file online by visiting the CCFS portal and taking the following steps. 

  1. From the portal homepage, log into your online account to access the annual report form.

Alternatively, you can file an express report without logging in. Click on the Express Annual Report Link on the homepage. 

  1. Locate your business record and complete the annual report form.
  2. Pay the $60 fee and file your report  

If you wish to file by mail, print the PDF of your completed report and mail it along with a check for your filing fee to the address below. Make your check out to the Secretary of State.

Washington Secretary of State
Corporations and Charities Division
PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

In Washington, annual reports are due every year on the last day of the month in which you started your business. For example, if your business anniversary is May 15th, your annual report will be due each year on May 31st. 

The penalty for filing late is $25. If you fail to register a report altogether, you will receive a notice from the state with their intent to revoke your business’s status as a legal entity. This happens approximately 120 days from a past filing deadline. 

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Filing Fee

As mentioned above, the fee for filing an annual LLC report in Washington is $60. 

What Happens After I File my Washington 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.  

Conclusion

Filing an annual report is a requirement for LLCs in Washington, 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.