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File Early Florida: Annual Report Filing Deadline on May 1st

TALLAHASSEE — Secretary of State Ken Detzner released the following statement reminding business entities in Florida that the deadline for filing their annual reports is May 1, 2014. Secretary Detzner released the video below earlier this year to encourage businesses to file their annual reports early.

“The filing deadline is approaching on May 1, and I encourage all business entities to file their annual reports as soon as possible,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “Online filing is done on, the Department of State’s official filing website, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a  week. File early, Florida.”

To view the video, click here.

Script of video:

“Hello, I’m Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Florida is a great state to start a business, and stay in business. For entities looking to conduct business in Florida, filing an annual report is necessary to keep your records active with the Department of State. Filing season starts January 1st.  To avoid late fees, your annual report must be filed by May 1st. To file your annual report, go online to, and follow the step-by-step instructions provided. Online filing is easy, secure and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. File early, Florida. Thank you, and have a great day.”