Massachusetts Annual Report

If you conduct business in the state of Massachusetts, be sure to declare to the state that you are still operational by filing an annual report with the Corporations Division every year.

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No matter what type of business you own, if you conduct business in the state of Massachusetts, it’s important that you file an annual report each year. The deadlines and cost to do so vary based on what type of company you own. But, it’s important that you file because the state considers annual reports to be compliance documents.

Annual reports allow the state of Massachusetts to keep track of any changes that have occurred to your business during the past year, such as changes to your corporate structure or agent registered to conduct business on your behalf. Failure to file on time could jeopardize your standing in the state.

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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:

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Massachusetts Annual Registration Filing Instructions

Massachusetts Annual Report Filing Fees

The cost to file an annual report with the Corporations Division varies based on what type of business you own. Profit corporations, both foreign and domestic, must pay $109 to file their annual report. The reports are due 2.5 months after the fiscal year has come to a close. Nonprofit corporations must pay $18.50 to file an annual report, and they must file by November 1.

LLCs have the most expensive annual reports in the state of Massachusetts. These companies must pay $520 to file with the Corporations Division. An LLC’s annual report is due on the company’s anniversary date.

Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Annually within 2.5 months after the close of the organization’s fiscal year
Filing Fee: $109 Online or Fax
$125 by Mail
Penalty: Late Penalty:
$25
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online, Fax, Mail or Walk-In
Forms: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth:

Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Limited Liability Company: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Anniversary Date
Filing Fee: $520 online or fax;
$500 by mail.
Penalty: No Late Penalty
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online, Fax, Mail or Walk-In
Forms: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth:

Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Non Profit Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: November 1st
Filing Fee: $15
Penalty: No Late Penalty
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online, Fax, Mail or Walk-In
Forms: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth:

Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Professional Corporation: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Anniversary Date
Filing Fee: $109 Online or Fax
$125 by Mail
Penalty: Late Penalty:
$25
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online, Fax, Mail or Walk-In
Forms: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth:

Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Limited Partnership: Domestic & Foreign

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Anniversary Date
Filing Fee: $450 by Online or Fax
$500 by Mail
Penalty: No Late Penalty
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online, Fax, Mail or Walk-In
Forms: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth:

Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Limited Liability Partnership

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Anniversary Date
Filing Fee: $520 online or fax;
$500 by mail.
Penalty: No Late Penalty
Filing Method: Method of Delivery:

  • Online, Fax, Mail or Walk-In
Forms: Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth:

Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Limited Liability Limited Partnership

State Office:

Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: (617) 727-9640
Website
Forms
Business Search
Due Date: Not Required
Filing Fee: Not Required
Penalty: Not Required
Filing Method: Not Required
Forms: Not Required
Important Information: Not Required

How to File Your Massachusetts Secretary of State Annual Report:

In order to file a Massachusetts annual report, companies have three basic options in order to complete the process. These include:

  • Filling out the paper report that can be downloaded from the Corporations Division’s website, then mailing in the completed report in its entirety.
  • Reports can also be completed and faxed to 617-624-3891 along with the Fax Voucher Coversheet found at the website.
  • Finally, you can use the online service to complete the process online. This requires your customer ID and PIN, which can be emailed to you from the Corporations Division. Online filing is generally preferred since it is faster and more reliable.

You’ll need to also submit payment regardless of the method you use to complete your filing process, and submit the forms by the due date. This is 2 and a half months after the end of the fiscal year for your company if you are profit corporation or 4 and a half months after the end of the fiscal year for charities. LLCs are required to file by their anniversary date each year.

Failure to file can lead to noncompliance and create numerous potential risks for your business.

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Massachusetts Business Annual Report FAQS

  • LLCs, LPs, and PLLCs must file by the anniversary date of their business’ creation each year.
  • Corporations and PCs must file by 2.5 months after the end of their fiscal year. Generally this falls on March 15th.
  • LLPs must file by the last day of February each year
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  • Nonprofits must file by November 1
  • Charities must file by 4.5 months after the fiscal year end, which usually ends up falling on May 15 of each year.
  • Corporations – $125 mailed in, $109 online or by fax.
  • LLCs – $500 by mail, $520 online or by fax
  • Charities – Varies based on yearly revenue. Between $35 and $2000
  • Nonprofits – $15 by mail, $18.50 fax or online

No. Massachusetts does not send out reminders for the annual report. It is up to you to remember to file each year.

Yes, there is a $25 late penalty if you miss the due date. However, this does not include any potential noncompliance penalties such as dissolution of your corporation or revocation of license, which can lead to even more potential costs for a company.

Anyone with authority can file the Massachusetts annual report on your company’s behalf.

Massachusetts Business Resources:

Massachusetts Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
(617) 727-9640

Address:
Massachusetts Secretary of State
One Ashburton Place, 17th floor
Boston, MA 02108

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