Secretary of State
Secretary Grimes Reminds Businesses to File Annual Reports by June 30
Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s
chief business official, is reminding entities authorized to transact 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 immediately
obtain pre-populated 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.
Grimes encourages entities to file their reports
online. “In 2014, more than 70 percent of annual report filings were completed
online, saving both businesses and the state time and money,” said Grimes. “In
a matter of minutes, you can view your report, make any 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 200,000
corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, limited liability
partnerships, business trusts and professional service corporations registered
in the Commonwealth. All entities have been sent reminders via U.S. Mail, and
entities that provided email addresses in previous years were also sent
Grimes is also urging entities that have not already
done so to provide an email address with their annual reports. In addition to
reminders of important deadlines, the Secretary of State's office will email
notifications of any changes or filings made with respect to your business,
which can help you detect attempted business identity theft. For more resources
to protect your business from identity theft, visit www.BusinessIDTheft.org.
Nearly 136,000 entities have already fulfilled the
requirement for 2015, with approximately 70 percent filing online. Entities
that fail to file their annual reports by June 30 will be listed in bad
standing with the office 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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