Washington Annual Business Report & License Renewal

Declare to the state of Washington that your business is still operating by filing an annual report with the Secretary of State. This report is due on the last day of a company's anniversary month.

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The state of Washington requires businesses to file an annual report, which is a compliance document required by the Washington Secretary of State. The Washington Secretary of State manages these reports; they allow the state to keep track of the companies conducting business in the area. They also allow the state of Washington to maintain adequate public records about a company’s corporate structure.

Companies have until the last day of their anniversary month to file their annual report with the Washington Secretary of State. Businesses should also be aware that when they first file to become a legal entity in Washington, they must also file an initial report within 120 days of their filing. After filing this initial report, all subsequent annual reports will be due on the last day of their anniversary month.

Let Us File Your Washington Annual Report

Worried about filing your annual report to the State of Washington? Let us do it for you. Our convenient filing services come with the following benefits:

  • Experienced preparation
  • Guaranteed on-time filing with the Washington Secretary of State
  • Keep your Washington 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 your Washington state business 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 keep it on file so we can help you with your future annual registrations and provide it to government entities when required.

Washington Annual Registration Instructions & Filing Fees

Whereas the cost to file annual reports in some states can fluctuate greatly, the filing fees in the state of Washington are relatively uniform. Corporations and limited liability companies, both foreign and domestic, must pay a $60 filing fee to submit their annual report to the Washington Secretary of State. Washington requires nonprofit organizations to pay $10 when filing their reports. If you file your report after the deadline, the state of Washington will also charge you a $25 late fee.

Washington Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone Number: 360.725.0377

Due Date: End of Anniversary Month
Filing Fee: $60
$50 additional fee for expedited services.
Penalty: $25 late fee. The state may administratively dissolve/revoke business if it remains delinquent in filing the Annual Renewal.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Report
Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Washington Limited Liability Companies (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone Number: 360.725.0377

Due Date: End of Anniversary Month
Filing Fee: $60
$50 additional fee for expedited services.
Penalty: $25 late fee. The state may administratively dissolve/revoke business if it remains delinquent in filing the Annual Renewal.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Report
Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Washington Nonprofit Corporations (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone Number: 360.725.0377

Due Date: End of Anniversary Month
Filing Fee: $10
Penalty: $25 late fee. The state may administratively dissolve/revoke business if it remains delinquent in filing the Annual Renewal.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Report
Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Washington Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone Number: 360.725.0377

Due Date: End of Anniversary Month
Initial Report due within 120 of registration date with state.
Filing Fee: $60
Penalty: $25 late fee. The state may administratively dissolve/revoke business if it remains delinquent in filing the Annual Renewal.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Report
Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Washington Limited Liability Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone Number: 360.725.0377

Due Date: End of Anniversary Month
Initial Report due within 120 of registration date with state.
Filing Fee: $60
Penalty: $25 late fee. The state may administratively dissolve/revoke business if it remains delinquent in filing the Annual Renewal.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Report
Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

Washington Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (Domestic & Foreign)

State Office:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234
Phone Number: 360.725.0377

Due Date: End of Anniversary Month
Initial Report due within 120 of registration date with state.
Filing Fee: $60
Penalty: $25 late fee. The state may administratively dissolve/revoke business if it remains delinquent in filing the Annual Renewal.
Filing Method: Online and Mail
Forms: Annual Report
Important Information: Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.

How to File Your Washington Secretary of State Annual Report

One of the easiest ways for Washington companies to file their annual report is by filing online. The state offers live support for businesses attempting to file online as well, which can help resolve any issues and prevent you from having to file an amended report in the future. If you are a corporation or llc filing online, you can expect your paperwork to process instantly. If you are a nonprofit filing online, you can expect the state to process your forms in no more than two business days. To submit your forms to the Washington Secretary of State online, click here:

The state also allows companies to submit a paper version of the annual report. Businesses can download a PDF document, complete it on their computer, print it and mail it to the Secretary of State office. Remember that when doing so, you will need to include a check made out to the Secretary of State for the filing fee.

Our Washington Annual Report Service

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

Washington Annual Report Filing Service Benefits

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

  • Hassle-free annual compliance with the state of Washington’s 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.

Washington Annual Report FAQS

Companies that had filed Washington annual business reports in the past used to file with the Business Licensing Service. However, as of January 1, 2018 all annual reports should be sent to the Secretary of State, Corporations and Charities Division.

In Washington, the annual report is due on the last day of the company’s anniversary month. For example, if a company’s original registration date was June 6, 2017, their next annual report is due by June 30, 2018.

Yes, your registered agent should receive advanced notice of your upcoming deadline. The Secretary of State’s office should send your registered agent a packet containing all of the information needed to complete the annual filing.

If you miss the deadline, the state of Washington grants a 45-day grace period. However, the state requires that you pay an additional $25 filing fee if you miss your deadline. If you do not file within the grace period, the state will consider your limited liability company delinquent.

Washington allows businesses to file expedited service when filing their annual reports by mail. However, companies must pay a fee of $50 to expedite their forms in addition to the $60 filing fee that is standard for all submissions.

Washington Business Resources

Washington Office of Secretary of State
Phone Number:
360.725.0377

Address:
Washington Secretary of State
801 Capitol Way S PO Box 40234
Olympia, WA 98504-0234

HELP FILE MY WASHINGTON 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.