California Statement of Information

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California Annual Report Information

Businesses and nonprofits are required to file annual reports to stay in good standing with the secretary of state. Annual reports are required in most states. Due dates and fees vary by state and type of entity.

State agencies do not provide consistent reminders when annual reports are due. As a result, you may be tracking your company’s annual report due dates on your own. Perhaps you received a letter from the state telling you an annual report is coming due, or worse, overdue.

This page provides information about how to file a California annual report. Our handy reference table will provide you with the California annual report due dates and filing fees for each entity type. We also offer Managed Annual Report Service to offload your annual reports entirely. We track your due dates and file on time, every time.

Hi, I’m John Beck, with Harbor Compliance, and today I’m talking about annual reports. Annual reports are required filings to maintain a business entity's good standing with the secretary of state. With a few exceptions, annual reports are not complex. They generally contain basic information about a company such as its principal address, registered agent, and officers and directors. Some states have more complex filings though. When annual reports are paired with another filing, such as a business license in Nevada, or a tax return in Maryland or Texas it becomes more complex. The real challenge with annual reports lies in determining the due dates and remembering to file each year. Sounds simple enough, but since every state has different requirements and filing deadlines, organizations that have multiple entities registered in various states all too commonly miss a filing and subsequently lose good standing. While some states send a postcard by mail as a reminder, solely relying on these reminders is not advised. Keeping track of due dates that are staggered throughout the year increases the chances of a missed filing, and subsequent loss of good standing. And if you are looking to take all of the tracking and filing off your plate, and get peace of mind that you never miss a filing, look no further than our Managed Annual Report Service. Our advanced software determines your due dates and our experts complete your filings each year to keep your business compliant. Click the download link for a copy of our guide, or click the service link to speak to someone. As always, feel free to reach out anytime should we be of help. Thanks for watching.

What Is an Annual Report?

Annual reports are required business filings, typically made with the secretary of state. In most states, companies submit any changes to their address, ownership and officers, and registered agent. Some states require additional information about revenue, assets, stock, and paid-in capital.

Tracking due dates in multiple states and filing on time is often challenging. A company that registers in multiple states will have due dates at different times throughout the year. In some states, they may be required to file every two years (biennially).

Companies spend countless resources managing annual reports on their own. Tracking deadlines, gathering information, navigating forms and online filing portals, and submitting reports on time requires constant attention throughout the year. The complexity only increases for companies with multiple entities or that register in multiple states. Furthermore, most companies rely on spreadsheets, calendar reminders, and file folders to manage their annual reports.

With Harbor Compliance’s Managed Annual Report Service, we provide cloud-based software to view entity data, store corporate records, and ensure business continuity in a virtual world.

Why Is a California Annual Report Required?

Annual reports are required by statute in nearly every state. They provide state agencies with updated information on the entities registered in their state. Your company is required to file annual reports to maintain good standing and continue operating.

Failure to file annual reports on time can result in late fees. Most states enforce additional penalties on lapsed entities. These include the loss of naming rights, loss of access to the courts, and administrative dissolution. Many banks, licensing agencies, and even prospective clients require evidence that a business is in good standing. By filing annual reports each year on time, companies avoid the costly and potentially embarrassing consequences of noncompliance.

How Do I File a California Annual Report?

There are two ways to file a California annual report.

  • If you plan to file your California Statement of Information on your own, view the table below for the available filing methods for your type of legal entity. We also provide links to forms and agency filing portals.
  • Sign up for Managed Annual Report Service. Simply provide your information one time and update it with us when it changes. Our software tracks your due dates and automatically files your annual reports throughout the year.

Where Do I File a California Annual Report?

California Statement of Informations are filed with the Statement of Information. In most states, you will need to look up your business entity in public records. Be sure to find the corporations filing authority in your state and conduct a California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division business search.

When Is a California Annual Report Due?

Annual report due dates depends on the type of entity you have and whether your business is domestic or foreign to California. In many cases, the annual report deadline is based on the date you form or register with the state. View the table below to find the due dates for your state.

Harbor Compliance’s software directly integrates with secretary of state databases. With our Managed Annual Report Service, we use your entity data to track your annual report due dates accurately and file on time, every time.

What Is the California Annual Report Filing Fee?

Annual report filing fees depend on the type of entity you have and whether your business is domestic or foreign to California. View the table below to find the filing fees for your state.

With our Managed Annual Report Service, you no longer have to calculate your fee or remit payment to multiple agencies. Our software calculates your exact filing fee. We simply invoice your filing fee 90 days before your report due date directly within your Client Portal.

Who Can File a California Annual Report?

Anyone with authority to prepare and submit business filings can file a California Statement of Information. However, ensuring compliance across entities and jurisdictions creates complexity.

Harbor Compliance simplifies your annual report compliance. Our Managed Annual Report Service replaces legacy systems for tracking due dates and filing annual reports. We eliminate your need to research requirements, create due date reminders, and navigate government forms and filing portals.

Our service maximizes your time savings and ensures accuracy in filing. When you sign up, we conduct an initial review of your entity registrations to identify noncompliance. We offer additional services to prepare and file overdue reports, register entities, and reinstate them into good standing.

We minimize the amount of information you provide to us. Simply enter your company data into a secure, web-based form, and update it only when it changes. We use that information to file your reports automatically throughout the year. Entity Manager Software tracks annual report due dates and calculates filing fees across all states and entities. Enjoy immediate visibility into registration data, entity statuses, and upcoming due dates.

California Annual Report Requirements by Entity Type

See the table below for information on filing an annual report in California. Select your entity type to view your California annual report filing fee and due date.

Domestic California Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-550: Statement of Information - Stock

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

~1 business day online. See current processing times.

Due:

Annually by the last day of the anniversary month of incorporation. You can start filing five months prior.

Law:

California Corp. Code § 1502

Penalties:

$250 penalty fee.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every publicly traded corporation also must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) annually, within 150 days after the end of its fiscal year.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Foreign California Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-550: Statement of Information - Foreign

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

~1 business day online. See current processing times.

Due:

Annually by the last day of the anniversary month of qualification. You can start filing five months prior.

Law:

California Corp. Code § 1502

Penalties:

$250 penalty fee.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every publicly traded corporation also must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) annually, within 150 days after the end of its fiscal year.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

California Limited Liability Company Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form LLC-12: Statement of Information

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Turnaround:

~1 business day online. See current processing times.

Due:

Biennially by the last day of the anniversary month of formation or qualification. You can start filing five months prior.

Law:

California Corp. Code § 17702.09

Penalties:

$250 penalty fee.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Domestic California Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-100: Statement of Information - Nonprofit

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20; Agricultural cooperative corporations: $25.

Turnaround:

Online version is filed in 1 business day.

Due:

Bienially by the end of the month when the Articles of Incorporation were initially filed. Can be submitted up to 5 months prior to this date.

Law:

California Corporations Code sections 6210 

Penalties:

$50 late penalty.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every domestic nonprofit corporation formed to manage a common interest development under the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act (for example, a homeowners’ association) must also file a Statement By Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) together with the biennial Statement of Information.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • Agricultural cooperative corporations file annually.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Foreign California Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-550: Statement of Information - Foreign

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

Online version is filed in 1 business day.

Due:

Annually by the end of the calendar month the Statement and Designation was initially filed in. Can be submitted up to 5 months ahead of this time.

Law:

California Corporations Code section 2117 

Penalties:

$250 late fee.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Domestic California Professional Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-550: Statement of Information - Stock

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

~1 business day online. See current processing times.

Due:

Annually by the last day of the anniversary month of incorporation. You can start filing five months prior.

Law:

California Corp. Code § 1502

Penalties:

$250 penalty fee.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every publicly traded corporation also must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) annually, within 150 days after the end of its fiscal year.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

Foreign California Professional Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-550: Statement of Information - Foreign

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

~1 business day online. See current processing times.

Due:

Annually by the last day of the anniversary month of qualification. You can start filing five months prior.

Law:

California Corp. Code § 1502

Penalties:

$250 penalty fee.

Notes:
  • We recommend filing online.
  • Every publicly traded corporation also must file a Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) annually, within 150 days after the end of its fiscal year.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:1/11/21

California Limited Partnership Annual Report Requirements:

Not required



More information: California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

California Limited Liability Partnership Annual Report Requirements:

Not required



More information: California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division

Domestic California Close Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:California Secretary of State - Business Programs Division
Form:

Form SI-550: Statement of Information - Stock

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the last day of the anniversary month of incorporation. You can start filing five months prior.

Penalties:

$250 penalty fee.

Fact Checked:1/11/21

Annual Report Requirements by State

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