Connecticut LLC Annual Report
LLCs formed in Connecticut need to file this report with the Connecticut Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to file this report.
What is an LLC?
Limited Liability Company
LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.
Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.
A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.
Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.
Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.
Why file the report?
Connecticut LLC Annual Report
Annual Report is used to keep your business records up to date with the State of Connecticut and to track the payment of your LLC State Taxes.
Filed every year
All LLCs formed in Connecticut must file this report every year.
LLC Officials Information
Annual Report is mainly used to update the names and addresses of LLC officials such members, managers, directors, or officers.
Annual report can only be filed online. There is no option to file by mail.
Change in address
You can also change your Principal office address or mailing address by updating it on the annual report when it is due.
Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Connecticut:
How to file Annual Report in Connecticut?
Follow these steps:
1. Visit official website
Every Connecticut LLC is required to file an Annual Report each year. Every year between January 1 and March 31 is the due date for your Connecticut LLC annual report. The earliest you may file is January 1.
annually by March 31
Head over to Connecticut’s official website to file this report.
The deadline to file before it's too late is March 31. It is the only way to avoid late fees.
LLC Annual Report
Every LLC has to file this report in Connecticut to stay compliant with the state laws.
Filing Annual Report
Connecticut LLC is expected to file this report annually by march 31
File it online on Connecticut Secretary of State website
Failure to pay
There are no late fees, but any annual report received after March 31 will result in your LLC getting a “Not in Good Standing” status. It may be dissolved after 1 year for failure to file an annual report.
Certificate of Organization
In Connecticut, Certificate of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.
Filing Certificate of Organization
There are a couple of ways to file
Business Service Division, Connecticut Secretary of the State
P.O. Box 150470
Hartford, CT 06115
Online processing time
3 - 5 days
Mail processing time
3 - 5 days
Every LLC should have a unique name in Connecticut. Connecticut maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.
Search for names
Go to the official website of the Connecticut business inquiry search tool to see if the name you want is available.
You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Connecticut business services. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.
LLC naming guidelines
The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.
Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:
Shall contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or “LLC”. “Limited” may be abbreviated as “Ltd.”, and “company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”."
Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.
Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.
Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.
Frequently asked questions
LLC Annual Report in Connecticut
It is very important to maintain full compliance in Connecticut. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in Connecticut.
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