Saturday, January 7, 2012

Connecticut Businesses Must Now File Annual Reports Online

All Connecticut businesses will now be required to electronically file their annual reports with the Secretary of State. The new online requirement went into effect on January 1, 2012 with the passage of Public Act No. 11-146. The new law also requires businesses to provide an email address to the Secretary of State so that email notifications and reminders can be sent.  Annual reports for registered business entities are due by the end of the month that the entity was incorporated. Reports can be filed online at http://www.concord-sots.ct.gov/CONCORD/index.jsp

 According to a press release from Secretary of State Denise Merrill, the online requirement is expected “to save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, streamline and improve customer service, and eliminate the use of at least two tons of paper processed by the Secretary of the State’s office every year.”

Questions or comments? Email Attorney Regina von Gootkin at rvongootkin@bpslawyers.com.