Wisconsin Annual Report

Learn when and how to file a report in Wisconsin

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 Wisconsin.

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25 online or $40 by mail. 

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Statutes § 180.1921

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

For Foreign Corporations:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$65 online or $80 by mail.

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Statutes § 180.1921

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

For Domestic Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Statutes § 183.0120.

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

For Foreign Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail only.

Agency Fee:

$80

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Statutes § 183.0120.

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

For Domestic Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$10

Turnaround:

About 5 business days.

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Stat. § 181.1622

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

For Foreign Nonprofit Corporations:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$15

Turnaround:

About 5 business days.

Due:

Annually by March 31. 

Law:

Wisconsin Stat. § 181.1622

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

For Limited Partnerships:

Not required



More information: Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section

For Domestic Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Statutes § 178.0913.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:7/17/19

For Foreign Limited Liability Partnerships:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by March 31.

Law:

Wisconsin Statutes § 178.0913.

Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Fact Checked:7/17/19

For Domestic Close Corporations:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25 online or $40 by mail. 

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

Fact Checked:6/14/19

For Domestic Service Corporations:

Agency:Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
Form:

Use the form that WDFI mailed your registered agent or file online. Annual report forms are not available for downloading from the WDFI website. Call (608) 261-7577 to request a replacement form.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$25 online or $40 by mail. 

Due:

Annually by the end of the registration anniversary quarter. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on February 15, then your annual report is due every year by the end of the first quarter on March 31. The due dates are March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31.

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