Mississippi LLC Annual Report

Last updated on November 23, 2022

LLCs formed in Mississippi need to file this report with the Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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?

Mississippi LLC Annual Report

An annual report is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up-to-date and to keep your LLC in compliance and in good standing with the state of Mississippi.

Filed every year

Each and every LLCs formed in Mississippi must file this report every year.

Update your business information

The annual report is primarily used to update business data such as the NAICS code and/or names and addresses of the LLC members or managers

File Online

Annual report can only be filed online. There is no option to file by mail.

Change in Business Address

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

Mississippi actions

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

How to file Annual Report in Mississippi?

Follow these steps:

1. Visit official website

Every Mississippi LLC is required to file an Annual Report each year. The Mississippi Annual Report is due on April 15th of each year.


annually by April 15

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

Filing fee


The Annual Report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before April 15 to avoid late fees.

LLC Annual Report

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

Filing Annual Report

Mississippi LLC is expected to file this report annually by April 15

  • File it online on MS Secretary of State website


Online fee


Online processing time


Failure to pay

Mississippi does not charge late fees if you miss the filing deadline but will dissolve your LLC after 4 months.

Certificate of Formation

In Mississippi, Certificate of Formation 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 Formation

Here's how you file it

  • File it online on State of Mississippi website


Online fee


Online processing time

2 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Mississippi. Mississippi 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 Mississippi business search 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 Mississippi business services division. 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

180 days

LLC naming guidelines

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

  • Mississippi Code &sect79-29-109


Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC".

  • 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 Mississippi

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

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