Washington Annual Report

Annual reports filed with the Secretary of State in Washington are official documents that provide a comprehensive overview of a business's financial performance, activities, and management. These reports are required by law and serve as a way for businesses to communicate important information to stakeholders and the public.

There are 2 different ways to file an annual report in Washington 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 Washington or use Mosey to do it.

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Washington Annual Report for C Corporation

Foreign nonprofits that are registered to do business in Washington must file a report with the Washington Secretary of State. Annual reports are due on the last day of the month that the entity was registered to do business in Washington and may be filed within 180 days before the expiration date. The filing fee is $60, unless the entity certifies that its gross revenue in the most recent fiscal year was less than $500,000, in which case the filing fee is $20. Note: Electronic filing is mandatory.

  1. File Your Annual Report Online

    Visit the Corporations and Charities Filing System, log in to your account, select “Business Maintenance Filings,” and then select “Annual Report” to file your annual report and pay the filing fee electronically.

Washington Annual Report for C Corporation, LLC, LLP

Each year, foreign entities that are registered to do business in Washington must file a report with the Washington Secretary of State. The report is due on the last day of the month that the entity was registered to do business in Washington.

  1. File Annual Report

    Filing an annual report with the Secretary of State keeps your business in compliance and good standing. The annual report can be filed online through the Washington Corporation and Charities Filing System, using the same login information you used to register with the Washington Secretary of State.

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 Washington.

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 Washington.

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