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Secretary Detzner Encourages Florida Business Entities to File Annual Reports Early

2017 annual report filings due by May 1

TALLAHASSEE –

Secretary of State Ken Detzner issued the following statement encouraging business entities to file their annual reports early before the May 1 deadline.

“All corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships transacting business in Florida must file an annual report between January 1 and May 1,” said Secretary Detzner. “I encourage these business owners to beat the rush and file their annual reports early before the May 1 deadline. The Department of State’s official and recently updated filing website, Sunbiz.org, provides a secure platform to file your report and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The updated website offers an enhanced user experience with updated features, including a new countdown clock to help business owners remember the upcoming deadline. File Early Florida!”

 

File Early Florida! Watch and share an important message from Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on the Department of State’s YouTube Channel.

 

 

Sunbiz.org, the state’s official filing website, features a new countdown clock to remind business owners of the upcoming May 1 deadline to file their annual report.

 

Annual reports must be filed each year between January 1 and May 1 to maintain an "active status" with the Department of State’s Division of Corporations. According to Florida law, a late fee will be imposed on all profit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and limited liability limited partnerships which fail to file their annual reports on time. Additional information and instructions on how to file are available on the Division of Corporations’ website at Sunbiz.org.

 

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About the Division of Corporations

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations serves as the State of Florida’s official business entity index, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Sunbiz.org. As the first stop for starting or staying in business in Florida, it is also an excellent resource for locating businesses operating in the Sunshine State. The Division is a ministerial filing agency with two broad functional services; formalizing the legal standing of a business or activity by accepting and indexing the filing or registration, and supplying information and certification regarding the filings and activities of record. The Division maintains over eight million records and annually performs approximately five million activities. For more information, visit Sunbiz.org.