What Is an Annual Report?

An Annual Report is a brief statement prepared by a company and submitted with their state of registration to provide various information about the business, individuals who can make decisions on behalf of the company, and update contact details.

This document is usually one or two pages long - it includes basic information about the company requested by the state governing authority. Its main purpose is to inform the state of any changes to the contact information or business ownership – for instance, you have a new director or you have moved to another city.

Annual Report Templates by State

The requirements for Annual Reports can be different for your location – browse free Annual Report templates below to find the form you need.




New MexicoOnline filing only.

South Dakota


IdahoFile an Idaho Annual Report online throught the Secretary of State website. Paper forms can only be completed in person at a walk-in office.

MichiganEach company is sent a pre-printed form to its registered office 90 days before the due date.

New YorkOnline filing only.

TennesseeOnline filing only.




North CarolinaOnline filing only.




MississippiOnline filing only.

North DakotaOnline filing only.




MissouriOnline filing only.


VermontOnline filing only.



MontanaOnline filing only.

OklahomaOnline filing only.




NebraskaOnline filing only.

OregonOnline filing only.




NevadaOnline filing only.

PennsylvaniaOnline filing only.

West VirginiaOnline filing only.



New Hampshire

Rhode Island

WisconsinOnline filing only.

GeorgiaFind your business in the search results on the Georgia Corporate Division website and select “Continue to Print Annual Registration Form."


New Jersey

South Carolina


What Should Be Included in an Annual Report? 

Here is how you need to file an Annual Report:

  1. Determine whether it is actually necessary. There are states that do not ask for annual reports from certain types of businesses or simply do not have mandatory reports. Contact the state agency that registered your entity and ask them if you need to submit any statements.
  2. Verify the Annual Report’s due date. You might have to prepare this document every year, every two years, or every ten years. The deadline may be the anniversary of the business registration or a set date for each company regardless of the date of registration. Sometimes, it is needed to file the first Annual Report within weeks or months after you register the company.
  3. Fill out the Annual Report. If you are not obliged to do it online, you will need to compose a written document and then mail it to the appropriate state agency. There are certain limitations for electronic Annual Reports – for instance, in Illinois, you cannot submit information electronically if your company has more than six directors or officers. Generally, this statement contains the name, mailing and physical addresses of the business, identification of company directors and representatives, short description of the type of business and industry in which the entity is involved, contact information of the company, and signature of the registered agent. You are not required to disclose your financial position or reveal any confidential information.
  4. If you want to, you may attach a letter from the board of director or registered agent to describe your business performance of the last year or several years, outline the main goals of the company, and address the risks or issues the entity currently faces, especially if the state has already expressed an interest in your company prior to the report.
  5. Submit the Annual Report with the state agency responsible for the business registration. You may have to pay the filing fee and business taxes, including franchise taxes when filing the report. If your company has registration in several states, you need to file the report in each state.

What Happens if I Don't File My Annual Report?

If a corporate Annual Report is obligatory in your state, file it on time. Failing to do so may lead to late fees for the company. If you do not submit this statement at all, the state may stop recognizing your business as a legal entity and the company may even be dissolved. Additionally, you will face penalties and fines. To avoid it and remain a business with a good reputation, file the report properly and at the appropriate time. 

Related Forms and Templates:



Form A "Form for Annual Report by Labor Organizations or Labor Unions" - Alabama

Rate (4.4 / 5) 9 votes
Size: 141 KB
2 pages

Form WT-4 "Colorado Commercial Waste Tire Annual Report Form" - Colorado, 2015

Rate (4.3 / 5) 17 votes
Size: 449 KB
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Form PF-4 "Annual Report of Insurance Premium Finance Companies" - Delaware

Rate (4.3 / 5) 19 votes
Size: 105 KB
10 pages

Form DBPR-LO1 "Labor Organization Application/ Annual Report" - Florida

Rate (4.8 / 5) 56 votes
Size: 207 KB
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Form C5 "Domestic Limited Liability Company Annual Report" - Hawaii

Rate (4.3 / 5) 11 votes
Size: 106 KB
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Form C6 "Foreign Limited Liability Company Annual Report" - Hawaii

Rate (4.3 / 5) 69 votes
Size: 63 KB
2 pages

Form RCG-9 "Application for Permit or Annual Report for Charitable Games Equipment Ownership" - Illinois

Rate (4.6 / 5) 55 votes
Size: 65 KB
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Form AE-2 (State Form 54085) "Annual Report of Exempt Aircraft Usage" - Indiana

Rate (4.7 / 5) 74 votes
Size: 110 KB
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Form AE-3 (State Form 54086) "Annual Report of Exempt Aircraft Used in Public Transportation" - Indiana

Rate (4.8 / 5) 52 votes
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Form 1 "Annual Report" - Maryland, 2021

Rate (4.6 / 5) 67 votes
Size: 455 KB
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Form 5 "Annual Report and Personal Property Return - Banks, Savings Banks, Savings & Loans and Trust Companies" - Maryland, 2021

Rate (4.5 / 5) 60 votes
Size: 1 MB
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Form 3 "Annual Report Domestic and Foreign Credit Unions" - Maryland, 2021

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Form C2 "Charitable Organization Annual Report Form" - Minnesota

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Form NHCT-4 "Application for Extension of Time to File Annual Report With Charitable Trusts Unit" - New Hampshire

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Form CL-4 "Annual Report of Electric Cooperative Corporation Property and Gross Receipts" - South Carolina

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Form CL-1 "Initial Annual Report of Corporations" - South Carolina

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Form CCTD-3 "Annual Tax Report of Electric Companies" - Virginia

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Form C.C.T.D.7 "Annual Tax Report of Gas Companies" - Virginia

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Form C.C.T.D.9 "Annual Report of Certificated Motor Vehicle Carriers" - Virginia

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Form C.C.T.D.6 "Annual Tax Report of Telecommunications Companies" - Virginia

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Form C.C.T.D.8 "Annual Tax Report of Water Companies" - Virginia

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Form UITL-39 "Employee-Leasing Company Application, Annual Report, and Certification" - Colorado

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Form ST-16 "Annual Report of Manufacturer's Purchase Credit Earned" - Illinois

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Form ST-17 "Annual Report of Manufacturer's Purchase Credit Used" - Illinois

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Form NP-20 (State Form 51062) "Indiana Nonprofit Organization's Annual Report" - Indiana

Rate (4.6 / 5) 31 votes
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Form LC50 "Limited Liability Company or Series Limited Liability Company Annual Report" - Kansas

Rate (4.5 / 5) 121 votes
Size: 83 KB
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Form LP50 "Limited Partnership Annual Report" - Kansas

Rate (4.7 / 5) 35 votes
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Form NP50 "Not-For-Profit Corporation Annual Report" - Kansas

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Form EC50 "Electric Cooperative Annual Report" - Kansas

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Form PA50 "Kansas Professional Corporation Annual Report" - Kansas

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Form LLP50 "Limited Liability Partnership Annual Report" - Kansas

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Form APC-12 "Shelter/Pound Annual Report" - New Jersey

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Size: 13 KB
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Form CN-10 "Annual Report of Megavoltage Radiation Unit" - New Jersey

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ADEM Form 417 "Municipal Water Pollution Prevention (Mwpp) Annual Report Package" - Alabama

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Size: 1 MB
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