Alabama Business Privilege Tax (ABPT)

Alabama Annual Business Report Filing

Declare to the Alabama Secretary of State that your business is still in operation by filing the annual report every calendar year by April 15th, and update the state with any structural changes that have occurred.

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In the state of Alabama all new and current business owners must complete an Annual Report filing showing that their business is still open. All forms must be submitted by April 15th to ensure total compliance with the state regulations. Only corporations, LLPs, and LLCs are required to file annual reports in Alabama, but all entities operating a business in the state must pay Alabama Business Privilege Tax in order to stay compliant with the state’s regulations.

Failure to file an Alabama Annual Report and pay all appropriate business privilege taxes could lead to noncompliance penalties and fees that can negatively impact your company. As such, it’s important that you follow all steps needed to meet requirements. Doing so includes filling out all associated forms, providing information on the company, its profits, and those who are in management positions, and more. For many, the hassle and stress of completing an Alabama annual report filing means that it is often easier to allow someone with experience to handle the process.

Let Us File Your Alabama Annual Report

Worried about filing your annual report and paying your business privilege taxes to the State of Alabama in a timely manner? Let us take care of it for you. Our convenient filing services come with the following benefits:

  • Experienced preparation
  • Guaranteed on-time filing
  • Keep your Alabama business operating legally
  • Avoid late fees and penalties

We Protect Your Privacy

Your privacy is of utmost importance to us and we go to great lengths to keep your personal information from falling into the wrong hands. As part of our promise, we:

  • Monitor state records
  • Update your records for you
  • Allow you to use our address when filing instead of yours

We don’t sell your information to anyone. We only provide it to government entities when required and keep it on file so we can help you with your future annual registration needs.

Alabama Annual Registration Filing Fees & Instructions

While all businesses in Alabama are required to pay the Alabama Business Privilege Tax, only LLCs, LLPs, and corporations are required by law to file annual reports. These reports must be filed by March 15th or April 15th depending upon the type of company.

The cost of filing actually depends upon the overall net worth of a corporation, with the minimum tax being $100 plus the annual report fee. The basic steps are available online, though hardcopy filing is often an easier step to take.

As mentioned above, along with the appropriate filing fees, businesses must also combine their annual report with the ABPT - the Alabama Business Privilege Tax. The total amount of taxes that are owed must be paid when the annual report is filed, completing and fulfilling the annual filing requirements for the company.

Alabama Corporation (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office: Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone Number: (334) 242-5324

Due Date: March 15th. Due 2 1/2 months after tax ending period
Form BPT-IN(Initial) must be filed within 2.5 months of registering with state.
Filing Fee: Minimum tax $100 plus $10 annual report fee
Penalty: Tax Penalty
Filing Method: Mail only
Forms: Annual reports are combined with the Alabama Business Privilege Tax (ABPT):

Important Information: Cost depends on the net worth of a corporation in Alabama. The enhanced forms calculate your tax automatically. The minimum tax is $100 plus $10 annual report fee. Professional corporations pay the same BPT.

Alabama Limited Liability Company (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office: Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone Number: (334) 242-5324

Due Date: April 15th. Due 2 1/2 months after tax ending period
Form BPT-IN must be filed within 2.5 months of registering with state.
Filing Fee: Minimum tax $100 plus $10 annual report fee
Penalty: Tax Penalty
Filing Method: Mail only
Forms: Annual reports are combined with the Alabama Business Privilege Tax (ABPT):

Important Information: The business privilege tax is based on the LLCs or the PLLCs net worth. The enhanced PPT form does the calculations for you. The minimum tax is $100.

Alabama Non-Profit Corporation (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office: Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone Number: (334) 242-5324

Due Date: March 15th. Due 2 1/2 months after tax ending period
Form BPT-IN must be filed within 2.5 months of registering with state.
Filing Fee: If the nonprofit corporation is a charity, it pays a $25 fee to the Attorney General with the annual renewal.
Penalty: Tax Penalty
Filing Method: Mail only
Forms: Annual reports are combined with the Alabama Business Privilege Tax (ABPT):

Important Information: No annual report is required for a domestic or foreign Alabama nonprofit corporation with a 501 (c) exemption. However, Alabama nonprofits must file charitable registration with the Attorney General.

Alabama Limited Partnership

State Office: Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone Number: (334) 242-5324

Due Date: March 15th. Due 2 1/2 months after tax ending period.
Filing Fee: No fee
Penalty: $50 Late Penalty(Continued in Important Information)
Filing Method: Mail Only
Forms: Partnership/Limited Liability Company Return of Income(Form 65)
Important Information: If the limited partnership does not file the report at all, the Department of Revenue can audit the business and assess more late penalties.

Alabama Limited Liability Partnership

State Office: Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616
Phone Number: (334) 242-5324

Due Date: March 15th. Due 2 1/2 months after tax ending period.
Filing Fee: $100
Penalty: SoS will issue out a notice to LLP, time frame to pay fee; if not performed they administratively dissolve.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Notice
Important Information: Signature must be a partner.

How to File Your Alabama Secretary of State Annual Report

In order to file the annual report, you will need to fill out Form CPT. This is an Annual Report and an Alabama Business Privilege Tax Return combined into one form. The document is then filed with the Department of Revenue, and any applicable fees and costs are then paid.

Different company types may also have additional steps to take, for example:

  • LPs must file Form 65 with the ADR
  • LLCs and S Corporations must file Form PPT
  • LLPs file an annual notice with the Secretary of State

This FAQ by the Alabama Department of Revenue should answer any detailed questions you may have about making the ABPT payment and the proper forms to use. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of filing your own registration, we’ll be happy to do it for you. Our annual registration filing service is a convenient option for busy business owners or those who want to ensure their registration is filed accurately every year.

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We offer secure, professional Alabama Annual Report preparation and filing services. Hire us and you’ll never need to worry about missing an annual report deadline or paying hidden fees or penalties. We’ll make sure your business is in good legal standing so you don’t face the threat of administrative dissolution.

Alabama Annual Report Filing Service Benefits

Our annual report filing services can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Hassle-free annual compliance with State of Alabama rules and regulations
  • No missed deadlines or late fees
  • Professionally prepared and submitted filing service

Have questions about our annual report services or business compliance solutions? Contact us or fill out our convenient online price quote form.

Alabama Business Annual Report FAQS

The annual report filing fee costs $100. However, remember that filing also means you will be filing your annual tax form. There could be taxes due at this time which may change the total amount that you owe. All taxes and filing fees must be paid out together by the deadline.

Annual reports and the filing fee are due on March 15th of every year. However, LLCs, LPs, and LLPs are required to file their ABPT (Alabama Business Privilege Tax) return by April 15th each year.

All corporations, limited liability entities, and any entity doing business in the state will be legally required to file an Alabama Business Privilege Tax return along with their Annual Report.

The initial filing deadline is two and a half months after the beginning of the taxpayer’s taxable year. For example, a company created on June 1 will have 2.5 months from its formation to file their first BPT-IN. Thereafter, the filing must be completed according to the standard timeline.

Any employee that is currently employed and authorized to do so may file the Alabama annual report for a company. This generally includes those who work in upper management positions in the company, though this isn’t always the case.

Alabama Business Resources

Alabama Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(334) 242-5324

Address:
Alabama Secretary of State
PO Box 5616
Montgomery, AL 36103-5616

HELP FILE MY ALABAMA ANNUAL REPORT

There is a lot to remember when running a business and making sure the annual report or biennial report is filed on time is the last thing a business owner needs to worry about. At DoMyLLC we have an entire department that is dedicated to ensuring annual report filing are complete in a timely manner. Take one less task off your plate and feel confident your annual report will be filed on time to avoid late penalties and falling into bad standing with the state.