Charleston, W.Va. – Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant said her office will be open on West Virginia Day, June 20, and will be ready to assist business owners who are filing annual reports before the June 30 deadline.
State code requires corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, voluntary associations, and business trusts to file an annual report with the Secretary of State’s Office. Annual reports include information such as a business’s location, officers, and service of process address. No financial information is included in an annual report.
“When West Virginia business owners are working, we are working for the business owners,” Secretary Tennant said. “West Virginia Day is a time for us all to celebrate our state’s history, but it also comes just ten days before a very important deadline for business owners. The Secretary of State’s Office is on the front lines with business owners who are keeping our state’s economy strong, and we will be here for them if they have any questions about their filings.”
In addition to being open during regular business hours on June 20, the Secretary of State’s Office will be open until 7:00PM on Monday, June 30 to assist last second filers.
Business owners can file their annual reports anytime – 24 hours per day, seven days per week – until midnight on June 30 using the online portal www.business4wv.com. Using the online system, business owners can eliminate the delays of mailing a paper copy of their annual report to Charleston. Business owners using the online portal will also be sent an email notification once the Secretary of State’s Office accepts the filing.
Business owners can also view an online tutorial video that helps guide them through the online filing process. Another helpful resource for business owners to get information about filing is the interactive online chat feature on the Secretary of State’s Office. From 9:00AM to 4:30PM, a business owner can be connected one-on-one with a Business and Licensing Specialist in the Secretary of State’s Office, who will be able to answer their questions.
Business owners can also contact the Secretary of State’s Business and Licensing Division at (304) 558-8000 or visit the office at the State Capitol.