Michigan Annual Report

Annual reports filed with the Secretary of State in Michigan are official documents that provide a comprehensive overview of a business's financial performance, operations, and management for the previous year. These reports are required by law and serve as a way for businesses to maintain transparency and compliance with state regulations.

There are 3 different ways to file an annual report in Michigan depending on your legal entity type and tax classification. Follow the guide below to help you file your annual report with the Secretary of State in Michigan or use Mosey to do it.

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Michigan Annual Statement for LLC

Every limited liability company must file an Annual Statement by February 15. However, a LLC authorized to transact business in Michigan after September 30 does not have to file an annual statement in the year immediately after its formation or authorization.

  1. File Annual Statement Online

    The Bureau of Corporations, Securities & Commercial Licensing will send you your pre-printed annual statement (Form CSCL/CD-2700). After receiving it, check that the details are correct and report any changes in your resident agent and registered office. Then visit the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Corporation Online Filing System to file your annual statement.

Michigan Annual Report for C Corporation

If you are registered with the Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs (LARA), you must file an Annual Report to renew your Certificate of Authority on or before October 1 of each year, beginning the year after registration in Michigan.

  1. File Annual Report Online

    Log in to LARA's Corporations Online Filing System with your preassigned six-digit customer number (CID) and four-digit PIN to file the annual report and pay the filing fees.

Michigan Annual Report for C Corporation

To maintain good standing, you must file an annual report with the Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs (LARA) on or before May 15.

  1. File Annual Report Online

    Log in to LARA's Corporations Online Filing System with your preassigned six-digit customer number (CID) and four-digit PIN to file the annual report.

What else do I need to know?

There may be additional things you will need to do to maintain your "good standing" in the state including having a registered agent and other kinds of taxes.

Maintaining a Registered Agent

Most states require that you have a registered agent that can receive important mail from the Secretary of State should they need to contact you. There are many commercial options available or you can use Mosey to be your registered agent and keep your information private in Michigan.

Other Taxes

In addition to maintaining a registered agent, maintaining your good standing can include additional taxes. This can include franchise tax, sales tax, or other state taxes. You can use Mosey to identify these additional requirements to maintain good standing in Michigan.

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