Massachusetts Annual Report

Learn when and how to file a report in Massachusetts

Annual and biennial reports are entity information updates typically filed with the Secretary of State. Depending on the state and entity type, report due dates and fees vary. See the table below for information on filing a report in Massachusetts.

For Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Find your company record to print your form.

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$109 online or fax; $125 by mail.

Due:

Annually within 2.5 months after the close of the organization's fiscal year.

Law:

MA. General Laws Chapter 156D § 16.22; 950 CMR 113.57.

Penalties:

$25 late fee.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:9/10/19

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Limited Liability Company Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$520 online or fax; $500 by mail.

Due:

The annual report is due by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date. So if you formed on February 14th, then your annual report is due by February 14th.

Law:

MA. General Laws Chapter 156C § 12. and MA. General Laws Chapter 156C § 48.

  

Penalties:

None.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:9/10/19

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Foreign Limited Liability Company Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$520 online or fax; $500 by mail.

Due:

The annual report is due by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date. So if you formed on February 14th, then your annual report is due by February 14th.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Fact Checked:5/15/19

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$15 for mail, $18.50 for online.

Due:

Annually by November 1.

Law:

M.G.L.A. c180 § 26A (1933); 950 CMR § 106.13

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:9/10/18

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online

Agency Fee:

$109 for online and $125 by mail.

Due:

Annually by two and a half months after the end of the organization's fiscal year.

Law:

M.G.L.A. c156D, § 16.22 (2004); 950 CMR 113.57.

Penalties:

$25 late fee.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:9/10/18

For Professional Corporations:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Annual Report for Professional and Foreign Professional Corporations

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$109 online or fax; $125 by mail.

Due:

Annually within 2.5 months after the close of the organization's fiscal year.

Law:

M.G.L.A. c156A § 18

Fact Checked:9/10/19

For Domestic Professional LLCs:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Professional Limited Liability Company Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$520 online or fax; $500 by mail.

Due:

The annual report is due by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date. So if you formed on February 14th, then your annual report is due by February 14th.

Penalties:

None.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:9/10/18

For Foreign Professional LLCs:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Foreign Professional Limited Liability Company Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$520 online or fax; $500 by mail.

Due:

The annual report is due by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date. So if you formed on February 14th, then your annual report is due by February 14th.

Fact Checked:9/10/18

For Domestic Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Limited Partnership Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$500 ($450 if filed electronically.)

Due:

The annual report is due by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date. So if you formed on February 14th, then your annual report is due by February 14th.

Law:

M.G.L.A. c109 § 63

Fact Checked:9/10/19

For Foreign Limited Partnerships:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Limited Partnership Annual Report

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$500 ($450 if filed electronically.)

Due:

The annual report is due by your formation or foreign qualification anniversary date. So if you formed on February 14th, then your annual report is due by February 14th.

Law:

M.G.L.A. c109 § 63

Fact Checked:9/10/19

For Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Agency Fee:

$500

Due:

Annually by the last day of February.

Law:

M.G.L.A. c108A § 45

Notes:

There are no pre-printed forms available, instead follow the relevant statutory guidelines.

For Trusts:

Agency:Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
Form:

Annual Report of Voluntary Associations and Trusts

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by June 1.

Notes:

Trusts that do not divide the beneficial interest into transferable certificates of partcipation or shares are typically not required to file an annual report.

Fact Checked:1/18/19
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