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Secretary of State Ken Detzner Reminds Florida Business Entities to File Annual Reports by Upcoming May 1 Deadline


Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is reminding all corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships that are transacting business in Florida to file their annual reports by the deadline on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Business owners can utilize the Department of State’s official and recently updated filing website,, to securely file their reports.

“All business entities in Florida are required to file an annual report between January 1 and May 1, and if you have not already done so, the deadline for this year is fast-approaching on Monday,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “I encourage all business owners who still need to file their annual report to utilize the department’s secure website,, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your convenience and offers a quick and easy way to file your annual report so you can get back to business as usual in the Sunshine State.”

Annual reports must be filed each year to maintain an "active status" with the Department of State’s Division of Corporations. According to Florida law, a $400 late fee will be imposed on all profit corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and limited liability limited partnerships which fail to file their annual reports on time.

Additional information and instructions on how to file are available on the Division of Corporations’ website at

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About the Division of Corporations

The Florida Department of State’s Division of Corporations serves as the State of Florida’s official business entity index, and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through As the first stop for starting or staying in business in Florida, it is also an excellent resource for locating businesses operating in the Sunshine State. The Division is a ministerial filing agency with two broad functional services; formalizing the legal standing of a business or activity by accepting and indexing the filing or registration, and supplying information and certification regarding the filings and activities of record. The Division maintains over eight million records and annually performs approximately five million activities. For more information, visit