Once you have formed your Kansas LLC, you must stay on top of your state’s filing deadlines in order to stay in good standing and avoid unnecessary fines or penalties.
This article answers the following questions for a Kansas LLC:
What Is an Annual Report?
In Kansas, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:
- Company address
- Tax closing date
- Names and addresses of LLC members or managers that hold at least 5% ownership in the company
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Kansas. 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 Kansas LLC annual report with the Secretary of State. You must know your state Business Entity ID Number in order to file or use the Business Entity Database Search to find it.
OPTION 1: File Online With the Kansas Secretary of State
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OPTION 2: File Form LC by Mail
Fee: $50 online, $55 by mail
Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Due Date: Kansas LLC annual reports are due by the 15th day of the fourth month following the end of the LLC’s taxable year (e.g., an LLC with a tax year ending in December must file by April 15).
Late Filings: While Kansas does not require any late fees, failure to file an annual report within 90 days of the due date could result in the dissolution of your Kansas LLC.
Should I Use a Registered Agent Service?
A registered agent, known in Kansas as a resident 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:
- Avoid late filing penalties: The Secretary of State can dissolve a Kansas 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.
- 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.
- 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 Kansas resident agent by reading our guide.