What Is an Annual Report?
In Louisiana, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:
- Principal office address
- Company mailing address
- Registered agent name and address
- Names and addresses of LLC officials members or managers
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Louisiana. 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 Louisiana LLC annual report through the Secretary of State website. If you don’t already have access to your business’s records on geauxBIZ, you must search for your business by name or charter number prior to filing.
File Your Louisiana Annual Report
File Online or by Mail With the Louisiana Secretary of State
Fee: $35 online, $30 by mail
P.O. Box 94125
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Due Date: Kentucky LLC annual reports are due every year by the LLC’s anniversary date (i.e., the date when you initially registered your LLC with the state).
Late Filings: Any annual report received after the due date will result in the state revoking your good standing status. Further failure to file an annual report could result in the dissolution of your Louisiana 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:
- Avoid late filing penalties: The Secretary of State can dissolve a Louisiana 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 Louisiana registered agent by reading our guide.