Connecticut Annual Report

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Connecticut LLC
Annual Report Instructions

How to form an LLC in Connecticut
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Connecticut.

Detailed Lessons:

 

Connecticut LLC costs:
Connecticut state fee: $120 (one-time fee)
Annual report: $20 (every year)

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Every LLC in Connecticut is required to file an Annual Report every year.

The purpose of the Annual Report is to keep your LLC’s contact information updated with the state.

Method of Filing

Your LLC Annual Report can only be filed online.

Filing Fee

$20

Due Date

Your Connecticut LLC Annual Report is due between January 1st and March 31st every year.

Meaning, January 1st is the earliest that you can file. And March 31st is the last day to file before it’s late.

Your first Annual Report is due the year following the year that your LLC was approved.

Some examples:

  • If your LLC was approved on February 10th 2019, your first Annual Report is due by March 31st 2020
  • If your LLC was approved on December 1st 2019, your first Annual Report is due by March 31st 2020

Then every year going forward, your Connecticut LLC’s Annual Report is due by March 31st.

Note: Connecticut LLC Annual Reports used to be due by the end of your LLC’s anniversary month (the month your LLC was approved), however, changes were made in 2018. Public Act 16-97 changed the due date to between January 1st and March 31st.

3 ways to find your LLC’s approval date

  • Look for the date on your LLC’s Acceptance Letter
  • Search for your LLC on the state’s website (Connecticut Business Registry Search), click on your LLC name, look for the “Date Inc/Registration”
  • Call the state at 860-509-6002 (hours are 8am – 4:30pm Eastern)

Penalty

The state does not charge a late fee, but they will mark your LLC as “Not in Good Standing”, which could affect your ability to do business in Connecticut.

Repeating Reminder

We recommend putting a repeating reminder on your calendar to make sure you file your Annual Report on time every year.

Connecticut LLC Annual Report Online Filing Instructions

1. Visit the state’s online filing system:
CT SOS: Business Service Division Online Filing System

2. Click the “File Annual Reports” button.

3. Agree to the terms by clicking the “Click to Acknowledge” button.

4. If you followed our lesson on filing your LLC Certificate of Organization and created a Login Name, click the “Advanced User/With Account” button.

If you did create a Login Name, click the “Express User/Without Account Setup” button.

5. If you have an account, enter your login name and password. If you don’t, enter your contact information and click “Continue”.

6. Click the “File Annual Reports” link.

7. Enter your LLC name in the “Business Name” box and click the “Search Business” button. Alternatively, you can search your LLC by its Business ID Number, which you can find in your Acceptance Letter.

Tip: If you’re having trouble locating your LLC, just enter the first word or two of your LLC name followed by an asterisk (*). For example, if your LLC name is “ABC Widgets LLC”, just enter “ABC*” in the “Business Name” box.

8. If only your LLC name appears, click the “Continue” button at the bottom. If multiple LLC names appear, click the “Select” button to the right of your LLC name and then click the “Continue” button.

Note: If you have no outstanding Annual Reports due from prior years, you will be taken right into the application. If you have outstanding Annual Reports due, select the oldest year first, file that and pay, and then repeat until you are up to date.

9. In the application you will notice a lot of your existing information. Fill in any blanks or make updates if your address has changed.

Enter your full name in the “Name of Authorizer” box and enter “Member” in the “Capacity of Authorizer” box, then click “Continue” to proceed.

Tip: Don’t enter anything in “County” box if your address is in the US, as it can cause errors in the application. Just leave it blank.

10. On the Principal Maintenance page, delete or add any members if there have been changes. If no changes have occurred, which is most likely, just click the “Continue” button.

11. Enter your billing information and click the “Pay Securely using Credit Card” button.

Note: the state does not accept debit cards, so you can only make payment with a credit card.

Congratulations, your Connecticut LLC Annual Report has been filed and processed!

You will see a success message, as well as receive a confirmation email.

There is nothing else you need to do here. Just make sure to file your Annual Report again next year.

Connecticut Secretary of State Contact Info

If you have any questions about your LLC’s Annual Report, you can contact the Connecticut Secretary of State:

860-509-6002, option 1 (8am – 4:30pm)
[email protected] (email)

Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
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8 Comments

  1. Sinco B Steendam February 8, 2018

    i like clear and simple. good job. i wish the ct web sites would also adopt “clear and simple”

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    • Matt Horwitz February 9, 2018

      That would be something lol ;) Thanks for the kind words!

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  2. Jenine February 19, 2018

    Super duper helpful. This was exactly what I needed.
    Thank you so much!

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    • Matt Horwitz February 21, 2018

      Awesome! You’re very welcome Jenine!

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  3. Maria Betancur August 29, 2018

    This website was a Godsend! Thank you so so much.

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    • Matt Horwitz October 12, 2018

      You’re very welcome Maria :) Thank you!

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  4. Michael January 16, 2019

    Thanks for the info! It was a real big help. It’s funny that the state has my e-mail address but never e-mailed me to renew the report. I have 2 businesses to file for and got an instruction annual report form from a third party company that was pressuring me into going thru them at $110.00 filing fee per time. With two companies and one being a year late, you can see. Also when you stated to not put the country in, I had trouble not putting the country in because it was already in and it said to put the state or country but not both, there was no way to not have the country in it. It was the auto fill that put the country or it already had the country in it before you started. After trying for a while, I had to clear everything out and not use the auto fill when filling it out so the country was left blank. I filled it out backwards from the bottom to the top. That worked. Thank you for this site and I will recommend it to others with businesses.
    Michael

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    • Matt Horwitz January 16, 2019

      Hi Michael, we’re glad to hear this was helpful. And thank you! Yea, most of those companies sending mailers are pretty sketchy. They make themselves look like a government entity. Glad you got the county thing working :)

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