Business Compliance

Annual Compliance Checklist

Find out what additional filings may be required for your business this year.

Deborah Sweeney

By Deborah Sweeney

Maintaining your business can be tricky and time consuming for any owner, and ensuring you have met your business's annual compliance requirements can be a large part of that maintenance. Use the list below to determine which filings your business may require based on this years activities and changes.

This Year, Your Business:

  • Added or changed locations
  • Added or changed lines of business
  • Changed your business name
  • Refinanced
  • Closed or sold entities
  • Merger or Acquisition
  • Corporate spin-off

Be Sure You File:

  • Conversion filings
  • Dissolution/Withdrawal
  • Merger integration filings
  • Reinstatement filings
  • Name renewal filings
  • Filing annual reports
  • Update business licenses

Next Year Your Business Will:

  • Add or change locations
  • Add or change lines of business
  • Change your business name
  • Refinance
  • Close or sell entities
  • Have a Merger or Acquisition
  • Create a Corporate spin-off

Be Sure You File:

  • Good standing certificates
  • Bring down letters
  • Conversion filings
  • Name reservation filings
  • Assumed name filings
  • Filing delinquent annual reports
  • Updated business licenses

You're in Global Markets or Will Be:

  • Merge or acquire global a company
  • Adding or changing global locations
  • Adding lines of business overseas
  • Refinancing
  • Closing or selling entities abroad
  • Changing overseas business names

You'll Need to Stay Compliant:

  • Good standing certificates
  • Conversion filings
  • Name reservation filings
  • Assumed name filings
  • Filing delinquent annual reports
  • Updated business licenses
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