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.
- Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations website – http://www.sunbiz.org/
- Annual Report file page at Sunbiz.org – https://services.sunbiz.org/Filings/AnnualReport/FilingStart