Secretary of State
Many Businesses Face Upcoming Deadline

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 16, 2007  
Contact Information:  Les Fugate, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Office of the Secretary of State
Office: (502) 564-3490
Cell: (502) 229-3803

(Frankfort, KY) Businesses based in Kentucky, both foreign and domestic, are facing an upcoming deadline to file their annual reports with the Office of the Secretary of State.  Secretary of State Trey Grayson is reminding all Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and Professional Services Corporations (PSCs) plus all Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability partnerships formed after July 12, 2006, that are registered with the state and that failed to file an annual report by June 30 of this year that they are in bad standing and must file their annual report by October 31, 2007.  Non-profit corporations have until November 30, 2007.   Failure to do so will result in the entity being administratively dissolved or being revoked of its authority to do business in Kentucky.


The Office of the Secretary of State is encouraging business entities to “save time, and file online,” by utilizing the annual report online filing service on the office’s website at:   Businesses have until 11:59 p.m. ET on their respective filing deadline to file online.


“The easiest way for all businesses to file their annual report is to do so electronically on our website,” stated Secretary Grayson.  “In a matter of minutes, you can view your information, make any necessary changes, and file your report.  There is no waiting or turnaround time.  Just log in, and in few short moments, you are finished.”


Secretary Grayson also announced the latest new online service with regards to annual reports.  For the first time, annual reports can be amended.  The Office has made that option available either offline or via the web. 


During Grayson’s tenure, he has announced several new online services for annual reports.  Forms are now pre-populated to include generated information from the company’s previous filing, saving the company the redundancy of entering information every year.  In addition, these forms can be accessed at the beginning of the new year.  Previously, businesses had to wait until they received a mailed form from the Office of the Secretary of State.


For more information about annual reports or other business filings, visit or call (502) 564-2848.


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