Oklahoma LLC Annual Certificate
Once you have formed your Oklahoma 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 an Oklahoma LLC:
What Is an Annual Certificate?
In Oklahoma, an annual certificate (also known as an annual report) is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year to update your business information, including:
- Principal street address
- Primary contact email address
The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the State of Oklahoma. 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 Certificate?
You can file your Oklahoma LLC annual certificate with the Secretary of State. You must provide your business entity number, which you can find through a business entity search.
OPTION 1: File Online With the Oklahoma Secretary of State
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OPTION 2: File by Mail or in Person
Secretary of State
421 NW 13th, Suite 210
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Due Date: Oklahoma LLC annual certificates are due every year by the end of your LLC’s anniversary month (i.e., the month when you initially registered your LLC with the state).
Late Filings: Any annual certificate received after the due date will result in your LLC losing its good standing status with the state. Further failure to file an annual certificate could result in the dissolution of your Oklahoma 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 an Oklahoma LLC if it does not file an annual certificate. 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 an Oklahoma registered agent by reading our guide.
Recommended: Northwest provides free registered agent service for the first year as part of their LLC packages.