WHAT IS AN ANNUAL REPORT?

In Wyoming, an annual report is a regular filing that your LLC must complete every year. The report is essentially updating your registered agent address and paying either a $50 fee or 0.02% of the value of all LLC assets (whichever is greater). All LLCs are required to file their annual report with the Wyoming Secretary of State.

The purpose of this report is to keep your business records up to date with the state of Wyoming. 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's state taxes.

HOW DO I FILE?

You can file your LLC’s annual report through the Wyoming Secretary of State website.

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Fee: $50 or 0.02% of the value of all LLC assets (Whichever is greater) to file on time.

Instructions: You will need your LLC State ID number. If you do not know your i.d. number, you can use the business entity search to find it.

Filing deadlines: Wyoming's Annual Report is due the 1st of the month in which the LLC was formed. For example, if you formed your LLC July 14th of 2016 your annual report and license tax will be due July 1st every year thereafter. LLCs are not required to file an annual report and pay an annual license tax in the year of formation.

Penalties for late filings: Wyoming does not charge a fee for late filings. However, failure to file your annual report within 60 days will result in the company being dissolved.

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:

  • 1. Avoid penalties of late filing: In Wyoming, an LLC may be dissolved if the annual report is not filed within 60 days of being due. A registered agent service will notify you when reports are due, and they can also submit the filing for you for an additional fee.

  • 2. You will have flexibility: A registered agent can receive and send documents for your LLC during regular business hours, so that you have to be on the job from 9-5 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.
  • 3. You will have privacy: Using a registered agent allows you to keep your personal address off of public records, ensuring your personal privacy. Additionally, in the unfortunate event that your LLC is sued, the lawsuit will be served to the registered agent address, rather than at your place of business in front of your employees.

Learn more about a registered agent by reading our article, What is a Registered Agent?

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