Attention Florida Business Owners: Your Florida Annual Report is coming due by 5/1/2013! Make sure to get this done before the deadline and avoid a $400 late fee! Visit www.sunbiz.org to make your payment. Here is an excerpt from the FAQ’s page on the site:
What is an annual report? The annual report is not a financial statement. The report is used to update or confirm the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations’ records. The data displayed on the entity’s online annual report form is the most current data on file with the Division of Corporations. An annual report must be filed each year for your business entity to maintain an “active status” with the Department of State. The annual report is required whether you need to make changes or not. If you are a first-time annual report filer, step-by-step filing instructions are provided below.
When is the annual report due? The report is due by May 1st of each year. A $400 late fee will be imposed on all profit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and limited liability limited partnerships which fail to file their annual reports on or before May 1st. Not for profit corporations are not subject to the $400 late fee. If paying by check or money order, the payment voucher and check or money order must be postmarked and mailed on or before May 1st.