Michigan Annual Report / Registration Renewal

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Michigan 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 Michigan annual report. Our handy reference table will provide you with the Michigan 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 Michigan 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 Michigan Annual Report?

There are two ways to file a Michigan annual report.

  • If you plan to file your Michigan Annual Report / Registration Renewal 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 Michigan Annual Report?

Michigan Annual Report / Registration Renewals are filed with the Annual Report / Registration Renewal. 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 Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division business search.

When Is a Michigan Annual Report Due?

Annual report due dates depends on the type of entity you have and whether your business is domestic or foreign to Michigan. 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 Michigan 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 Michigan. 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 Michigan Annual Report?

Anyone with authority to prepare and submit business filings can file a Michigan Annual Report / Registration Renewal. 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.

Michigan Annual Report Requirements by Entity Type

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

Michigan Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Pre-printed form is mailed to your registered agent.

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by May 15.

Law:

Michigan Code § 450.1911

Penalties:

$10/month, maximum $50 late fee.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • If you file online, the filed report will appear on the website in ~1 hour.
  • Veteran-owned corporations can request a waiver of the annual report fee by following the instructions on this page.
Fact Checked:10/1/19

Michigan Limited Liability Company Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Pre-printed form is mailed to your registered agent.

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by February 15. If you registered after September 30, then you may skip the first year.

Law:

Michigan Code § 450.4207

Penalties:

None.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • If you file online, the filed report will appear on the website in ~1 hour.
  • Veteran-owned LLCs can apply to have the annual report fee waived by following the instructions on this page.
Fact Checked:10/1/19

Domestic Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

A pre-printed annual report is mailed to the corporation’s resident agent at the registered office approximately three months prior to the due date. Online filing is available about 90 days before the report's due date. 

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by October 1 beginning the year following incorporation.

Law:

Michigan Code § 450.2911

Penalties:

If a corporation fails to submit their annual report or pay the related fee within two years of the due date of the report, the corporation automatically dissolves by operation of law.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • If you file online, the filed report will appear on the website in ~1 hour.
Fact Checked:10/1/19

Foreign Michigan Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

A pre-printed annual report is mailed to the corporation’s resident agent at the registered office approximately three months prior to the due date. Online filing is available about 90 days before the report's due date. 

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$20

Due:

Annually by October 1 beginning the year following initial authorization to conduct business in Michigan.

Law:

Michigan Code § 450.2911

Penalties:

If a foreign corporation fails to submit their annual report or pay the related fee within one year of the due date of the report, the corporation's certificate of authority is automatically revoked by operation of law.

Fact Checked:10/1/19

Michigan Professional Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Pre-printed form is mailed to your registered agent.

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by May 15.

Law:

Michigan Code § 450.1911

Penalties:

$10/month, maximum $50 late fee.

Notes:
  • A list of shareholders must be attached to the annual report.
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • If you file online, the filed report will appear on the website in ~1 hour.
Fact Checked:10/1/19

Michigan Professional LLC Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Pre-printed form is mailed to your registered agent.

Filing Method:

Mail, in-person, or online.

Agency Fee:

$75

Due:

Annually by February 15. If you registered after September 30, then you may skip the first year.

Penalties:

None.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
  • If you file online, the filed report will appear on the website in ~1 hour.
  • Veteran-owned PLLCs can apply to have the annual report fee waived by following the instructions on this page.
Fact Checked:10/1/19

Michigan Limited Liability Partnership Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) - Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing - Corporations Division
Form:

Limited Liability Partnership Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$100

Due:

Annually by the date of registration.

Law:

Michigan Code § 449.48

Fact Checked:10/1/19

Annual Report Requirements by State

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