Filing an Annual Report at www.sunbiz.org

One of the most important functions that you can perform through the website of the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations at sunbiz.org is that of filing annual reports. Limited liability companies, limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, profit corporations, non profit corporations and all other similar entities are expected to file the annual reports. What we are making reference to here are not financial reports. On the contrary, the reports in question here are the ones that are necessary for the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations to either confirm or update its records. Entities that fail to submit these annual reports end up losing their ‘active’ statuses, whereas those that delay are at risk of incurring late fees.

The steps you need to follow when filing an annual report at Sunbiz.org

To file an annual report at Sunbiz.org, you (obviously) start by accessing the website. That is just a question of entering the site’s address/URL (www.sunbiz.org) into your browser’s address bar, and then pressing the ‘enter’ key on your keyboard. You are then transferred from wherever you were, to the homepage of the website for the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.

After getting to the homepage of the website for the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations, you are supposed to roll your mouse over the ‘E-Filing Services’ item on the main menu at the top. Then from the drop down options that appear (when you roll your mouse over ‘E-Filing Services’), click on the link for ‘Annual Report Filing’ — which should in fact be the first link from the drop down options.

After clicking on the said link for ‘Annual Report Filing’, you are taken to a page where you can initiate the filing.

Initiating the annual report filing at Sunbiz.org

To initiate the actual annual report filing at Sunbiz.org, you are required to enter your entity’s document number in the space provided for the same. This number is easily obtainable from the annual report filing notice. If you don’t have the notice with you, you can search for the number right on the site (Sunbiz.org).

After entering the document number, click on the ‘Submit’ button, and you will have a chance to enter the other required details to complete the filing.

Paying the fees for annual report filing at Sunbiz.org

To pay the fees that are required for annual report filing at Sunbiz.org, you can use a credit or a debit card. You can also write a check or use a money order.

Links

www.Sunbiz.org – Florida Division of Corporations

Sunbiz.org is the website for the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. It is the website to visit, if you wish to register a corporation in the State of Florida. It is also the website to visit if you wish to register a fictitious name for trading purposes – that is, if you wish to obtain a DBA name in Florida. Further, Sunbiz.org is the website to visit, if you access various e-filing services in the State of Florida. Those would include annual report filings for corporations, reinstatement filings and judgment lien filings. In a nutshell, Sunbiz.org is the portal for all matters to do with corporations in the State of Florida.

How to use the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website

When you get to the homepage of the website for the Florida Department of state, Division of Corporations at Sunbiz.org, you will notice that there is a main menu at the top. The menu has six items, namely: ‘Home’, ‘Contact Us’, ‘E-Filing Services’, ‘Document Searches’, ‘Forms’ and ‘Help’. And on the left hand sidebar, there is a collection of ‘popular links’. It is through the main menu at the top, and the ‘popular links’ on the left hand sidebar that you can access and use the various features on the website. Like if, for instance, you wish to access corporation forms, you just need to roll your mouse over the ‘Forms’ item on the main menu at the top. Then you would be required to click on the link for ‘Corporation Forms’ from the drop down options that follow — whereupon you would then be taken to a page with the forms you require.

How to make filings through the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website

If you wish to make a filing through the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website at Sunbiz.org, you need to start by going to the website’s homepage (www.sunbiz.org). Once you get to the homepage, you will notice that one of the items on the main menu at the top of the page is the ‘E-Filing Services’ link. Roll your mouse over that (E-Filing Services) menu item, and various drop down options will appear. From those drop down options, click on the one for the specific type of filing you wish to make. Let say, for instance, you wish to make a an annual report filing. In that case, all you need to do is click on the link for that (Annual Report Filing), from the drop down menu that appears when you roll your mouse over the ‘E-Filing Services’ main menu option. You will then be taken to a page where you can make the filing you specified.

How to search for various documents through the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website

The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website at Sunbiz.org makes it possible for you to search for various documents. These include the documents for corporations, trademarks, limited liability companies and limited partnerships. Others include judgment liens, federal lien registrations, UUC information documents and so on. To search for a particular document, you need to start by going to the homepage of the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website at Sunbiz.org. Once you are there, you will notice that one of the items on the main menu at the top is the ‘document searches’ item. Roll your mouse over the ‘document searches’ main menu item, then from the drop down options that appear, click on the link for the specific type of document you wish to search for. You will then be taken to a page where you can carry you the search that you specified.

How to access various forms through the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website

The Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website at Sunbiz.org makes it possible for you to access various forms. These include the various corporations forms, partnerships forms, judgment lien forms among others. To access a particular form, you need to start by going to the homepage of the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website at Sunbiz.org. Once you are there, you will notice that one of the items on the main menu at top of the homepage is the ‘forms’ item. All you have to do is roll your mouse over the said ‘forms’ item on the main menu, and various drop down option will appear. Specify the type of form you are interested in by clicking on the link for the particular type of form. You will then be taken to a page where you can further specify the type of form you are interested in — and ultimately to a page where you can access that particular type of form.

Links

Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website:

http://www.sunbiz.org/