Charleston, W.Va. – Business owners have until Thursday, June 30 to file their annual reports with the Secretary of State’s Office.
After that deadline passes, business owners will have to pay a late filing penalty as well as the regular filing fee. If too much time passes after the deadline, a business could be administratively dissolved for failing to file an annual report.
To assist last minute filers, the Secretary of State’s Office Business and Licensing Division will be open until 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 30, 2011.
Limited liability companies (LLC), professional limited liability companies (PLLC), voluntary associations, and limited partnerships licensed to do business in West Virginia are required to file annual reports. These reports include information such as a company’s officers and mailing addresses.
Business owners can file their annual reports by mailing them back to the Secretary of State’s Office or by visiting the website www.business4wv.com. On that website business owners can file their annual reports 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also will not experience the delay in mailing the report to Charleston and having the report entered by hand. Filing online not only saves time, it provides immediate and accurate integration of customers’ updates into the Secretary of State’s database. The business owner will get an email confirmation once the Secretary of State’s Office has accepted the filing.
15,094 annual reports have been filed online using www.business4wv.com as of May 31. At the end of May last year, 14,950 annual reports had been filed online.
Business owners who have questions about annual reports can call the Business and Licensing Division of the Secretary of State’s Office at (304) 558-8000.