Filing Annual Reports

Annual Report FilingRhode Island limited liability companies (LLC’s) are reminded that their annual report filing period with the Rhode Island Secretary of State Business Services Division starts September 1st and ends November 1st. The annual report is due on each calendar year following the year of its formation.

You can either file online by using the state’s Business Portal, or you may submit a paper form provided by RI’s state office. Screenshots of online filing forms are not acceptable.

What reasons may cause your annual LLC report filing to be rejected by the state?

  •  According to Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, here are some of the most common reasons why your report could be rejected:You elected to be managed by your members on your articles of organization/certificate of registration, but you have listed a manager on the annual report form rather than listing the names of members on an annual report. To change your internal structure, an amendment is required. Note: prior to filing your annual report, consider using the Corporate Database to verify whether your entity is managed by either members or managers.
  • You elected to be managed by one or more managers on your articles of organization/certificate of registration, but you did not list the name and/or address of your current manager(s). To change your internal structure, an amendment is required
  • You have neglected to provide a brief description of the character of business conducted in Rhode Island.

If you have any questions about your annual report filing as an LLC owner, please contact us at 401-831-0200.