New Hampshire LLC Annual Report
LLCs formed in New Hampshire need to file this report with the New Hampshire 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?
New Hampshire 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.
Filed every year
Each and every LLCs formed in New Hampshire must file this report every year.
Update your business information
The annual report is primarily used to update business data such as the names and addresses of the LLC managers or members.
File online or via mail
Annual report can be filed either online or by mail.
Change in Address
You can also change your Principal office address by updating it on the annual report when it is due.
New Hampshire actions
Here are some of the actions business owners can take in New Hampshire:
How to file Annual Report in New Hampshire?
Follow these steps:
1. Visit official website
Every New Hampshire LLC is required to file an annual report each year. Every year between January 1 and April 1 is the due date for your New Hampshire LLC annual registration. The earliest you may file is January 1.
annually by April 1
Head over to New Hampshire's official website to file this report.
The Annual report must be post marked, completed before April 1 to avoid late fee.
LLC Annual Report
Every LLC has to file this report in New Hampshire to stay compliant with the state laws.
Filing Annual Report
New Hampshire LLC is expected to file this report annually by April 1
File it online on New Hampshire Secretary of State website
Failure to pay
There is a fine of $50 if you miss the April 1st filing deadline. For LLCs that have not filed even after 2 years, New Hampshire dissolves them. LLCs cannot file a new annual report if the prior year’s report was not filed.
Certificate of Formation
In New Hampshire, 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
There are a couple of ways to file
Corporation Division, NH Dept. of State
107 N Main St, Rm 204
Concord, NH 03301
Online processing time
Mail processing time
7 - 10 days
Every LLC should have a unique name in New Hampshire. New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire quickstart business 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 New Hampshire corporation 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.
LLC naming guidelines
The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.
304-C:32 New Hampshire RSA
Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:
Shall contain the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.”or similar abbreviation.
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 New Hampshire
It is very important to maintain full compliance in New Hampshire. 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 New Hampshire.
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