Kansas LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 23, 2022

LLCs formed in Kansas need to file this report with the Kansas Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to file this report.

File report online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit annual report online.

Visit Kansas official website
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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.

Limited liability

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.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

Kansas LLC Annual Report

Annual Report is used to keep your business records up to date with the State of Kansas and to maintain good standing and continue operating.

Filed every year

All LLCs formed in Kansas must file this report every year.

LLC Officials Information

Annual Report is mainly used to update the names and addresses of LLC members or managers that hold at least 5% ownership in the company

File Online or by mail

Annual report can only be filed online or by mail.

Change in address

You can also change your Company address by updating it on the annual report when it is due.

Kansas actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Kansas:

How to file Annual Report in Kansas ?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Kansas LLC is required to file an annual report each year. Your Kansas LLC Annual Report is due annually by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of your fiscal year (tax closing month), usually April 15th.


annually by April 15

Head over to Kansas's official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Annual report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, within the due period to avoid issues.

LLC Annual Report

Every LLC has to file this report in Kansas to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Annual Report

Kansas LLC is expected to file this report annually

  • File it online on Kansas Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to Kansas Secretary of State website



Kansas Secretary of State

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor

120 S.W. 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66612

Online fee


Online processing time


Mailing fee


Failure to pay

Kansas can dissolve an LLCs after 90 days for failure to file an annual report.


It is due annually by the 15th day of the 4th month after the close of your fiscal year, usually April 15th. You can file it as early as January 1.

Articles of Organization

In Kansas, Articles 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 Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file

  • File it online on Secretary of State website


  • Mail a form to the state department



Kansas Office of the Secretary of State

Memorial Hall, 1st Floor

120 S.W. 10th Avenue

Topeka, KS 66612

Online fee


Online processing time


Mailing fee


Mail processing time

2 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Kansas. Kansas 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 Kansas business entity search station (bess) tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Kansas business filing center. 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.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

120 days

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Shall contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company", or the abbreviation "LLC," "LC" or the designation "LLC" or "LC".

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    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 Kansas

It is very important to maintain full compliance in Kansas. 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 Kansas.

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