Corporations, LLCs & Partnerships: Deadline Approaching

North Carolina Annual Reporting

As part of our ongoing commitment to keep you informed about critical compliance deadlines, we remind you of the upcoming Annual Reporting deadline for businesses registered in North Carolina. This requirement is separate from the income tax filing process and is not a service provided by our firm.

North Carolina Annual Report Overview

The North Carolina Secretary of State mandates that all entities, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and limited partnerships file an annual report. This report is crucial for maintaining your business’s good standing and ensuring that all your public information is up to date.

The due date for an annual report depends on the type of business entity your company is. The chart below explains the due dates and fees by entity type:

Failure to comply with these deadlines can result in penalties and may jeopardize your business’s active status.

Filing Process

Filing can be conveniently done online through the North Carolina Secretary of State’s website. The process is designed to be quick and user-friendly, providing a straightforward way for business owners to meet their reporting obligations without significant hassle.

Notice for Grounds

It is important to note that the North Carolina Secretary of State’s office may require entities to file an annual report for specific reasons or “grounds” beyond the regular compliance schedule. These grounds can include updates to your business that need to be reflected in the state’s records, such as changes in address, officers, or registered agents. Keeping your business information current is not just a legal requirement but also crucial for receiving timely updates and communications from the state.

In conclusion, staying compliant with state regulations is essential for maintaining your business’s good standing and ensuring its continued success. We encourage all our clients registered in North Carolina to mark their calendars and file their annual reports promptly.

For more detailed information on the filing process, specific deadlines, and grounds for required filings, please visit the North Carolina Secretary of State’s official website.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Should you have any questions about other services we offer, please feel free to reach out.

Source: North Carolina Secretary of State