Includes $15 filing fee
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2016) — Kentucky businesses have until June 30 to file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee, said Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. The requirement applies to all entities authorized to do business in the commonwealth.
Businesses that are already registered can immediately obtain pre-populated 2016 annual reports by visiting the Secretary of State’s website, sos.ky.gov. The online reports include information generated from businesses’ previous filings. Grimes encourages businesses to file reports online.
“In 2015, the majority of annual report filings were submitted online, which saves both businesses and the state time and money,” said Grimes. “This year, more than half of registered businesses have already filed their annual reports and more than 70 percent have filed online. It takes just a couple of minutes to view your report, make any necessary changes, and file it.”
Businesses may also file their annual reports and pay in person at the Secretary of State’s office or via U.S. mail.
The filing requirement applies to the more than 200,000 corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, business trusts and professional service corporations registered in Kentucky. All businesses have been sent reminders.
The Secretary of State’s office emails businesses with addresses on file notifications of any changes or filings made for the business, which may help detect attempted business identity theft. For more resources to protect your business, visit the Secretary of State’s website.
Businesses that fail to file their annual reports by June 30 will be listed in bad standing with the office and receive a final 60-day notice. Failure to comply with the 60-day notice results in administrative dissolution of the business or revocation of authority to do business in Kentucky.