Hawaii LLC Annual Report

Once you have formed your Hawaii LLC, it is important that you stay on top of your state’s filing deadlines in order to stay in good standing and avoid unnecessary fines and penalties.

This article answers the following questions for a Hawaii LLC:

  1. What is an annual report?
  2. How do I file an annual report?
  3. Should I use a registered agent service?

What Is an Annual Report?

In Hawaii, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:

  • Company mailing address
  • Principal office address
  • Nature of business
  • Registered agent name and address
  • Names and addresses of LLC members or manager

The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Hawaii. This allows creditors and other interested parties to look up your business address in case they need to contact you. The government uses this information to track the payment of your LLC state taxes.

How Do I File an Annual Report?

You can file your Hawaii LLC annual report with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. To file online, you must search for your business by name or by file number.

File Your Hawaii Annual Report

OPTION 1: File Online With Hawaii Business Express

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OPTION 2: File Form C5 by Mail, by Fax, by Email, or in Person

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Fee: $12.50 online, $15 via hard copy

Mailing Address:
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Business Registration Division
P.O. Box 40
Honolulu, HI 96810

Office Address:
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
335 Merchant St., Room 201
Honolulu, HI 96813

Fax: (808) 586-2733

Email: breg-doci-filing@dcca.hawaii.gov

Due Date: Due dates for Hawaii LLC annual reports vary depending on which quarter the date of registration falls in. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs provides reminders at the beginning of each filing quarter.

Late Filings: Any annual report received after the required filing quarter will result in a $10 late fee. Failure to file an annual report for two or more years will result in the dissolution of your Hawaii LLC.

Should I Use a Registered Agent Service?

A registered agent is a person or business nominated by your company to officially receive and send papers on your behalf. By using a registered agent service, you can ensure that your LLC's reports are always filed on time to the appropriate government agency. Here are the three main advantages to using a registered agent service for your LLC:

  1. Avoid late filing penalties: The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs can dissolve a Hawaii LLC if it does not file an annual report. A registered agent service will notify you when reports are due, and they can also submit the filing for you for an additional fee.
  2. Gain flexibility: A registered agent service can receive and send documents for your LLC during regular business hours so that you don’t have to be on the job from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every week. You can also use a registered agent service to form an LLC in other states where you don't already have an established business presence.
  3. Maintain privacy: Using a registered agent service allows you to keep your personal address off of public records, ensuring your privacy. Additionally, if someone sues your LLC, the lawsuit will be served to the registered agent’s address rather than your place of business.

Learn more about getting a Hawaii registered agent by reading our guide.

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Recommended: ZenBusiness provides free registered agent service for the first year as part of their LLC packages.

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