What Is an Annual Report?
In Maine, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:
- Business purpose
- Names and addresses of LLC officials (i.e., members, managers, directors, or officers)
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Maine. 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?
OPTION 1: File Online With the Maine Secretary of State
- OR -
OPTION 2: File by Mail
Secretary of State
Division of Corporations, UCC and Commissions
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
Due Date: Maine LLC annual reports are due by June 1 every year.
Late Filings: Any annual report received after June 1 will result in a $50 late fee. Further failure to file an annual report could result in the dissolution of your Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine registered agent by reading our guide.