Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Encourages Businesses to File Annual Reports Early in 2015

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 23, 2015  
Contact Information:  Lynn Sowards Zellen,
Bradford Queen,
(502) 564-3490

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official, is reminding entities authorized to do business in Kentucky that they must file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30, 2015.

Entities that are already registered can quickly file 2015 annual reports by visiting the Secretary of State’s website. The online reports include information generated from the entities’ previous filings, eliminating the need to enter the same information every year.

“Last year, almost 80 percent of annual report filings were completed online, saving both time and money for the businesses and the state,” said Grimes. “You can quickly view your report, make necessary changes, and file it.” Entities may also file and pay in person or via U.S. mail.

The filing requirement applies to the more than 210,000 corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited liability partnerships, business trusts and professional service corporations registered in the Commonwealth. Email reminders are being sent to the entities that provided email addresses in previous years, and all entities will be sent reminders via U.S. Mail.

More than 2,100 entities have already fulfilled the requirement for 2015, and 99 percent filed online. Entities that fail to file an annual report before the deadline will be listed in bad standing with the Secretary of State and receive a final 60-day notice. Failure to comply with the 60-day notice results in administrative dissolution of the business entity or revocation of authority to do business in Kentucky.

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