What Is an Annual Report?
In Michigan, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:
- Company name and address
- Resident agent name and address
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Michigan. 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 Michigan LLC annual report with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. The Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing automatically sends a pre-printed form to each LLC 90 days before the due date.
OPTION 1: File Online With the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
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OPTION 2: File by Mail by Returning the Pre-Printed Form
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing Bureau
P.O. Box 30054
Lansing, MI 48909
Due Date: Michigan LLC annual reports are due by February 15 every year.
Late Filings: Any annual report received after February 15 will result in a delinquent status for your LLC. Failure to file an annual report after two years will result in the dissolution of your Michigan LLC.
Should I Use a Registered Agent Service?
A registered agent, known in Michigan 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 Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs can dissolve a Michigan 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 Michigan resident agent by reading our guide.