COVID-19 Service Updates - Fees
During this crisis, the Office of the Secretary of State will be suspending delinquency fees for businesses that have not been able to file their annual report before their deadline. The office is also suspending the late fee for charitable organizations, charitable trusts, and fundraisers that may have missed their filing deadline.
Special Reminder: The waiving of the penalty fee does not relieve the requirement to file. Business and charitable organizations must still file their reports in order to remain in active/current status. Not filing your reports could result in the inability to qualify for various programs and impacts visibility in the public record as being delinquent or inactive. Many relief programs, banks, granting authorities, and others rely on Secretary of State status as part of their qualifying process.
The process has not changed in filing your annual report. You can file online by using the Corporations and Charities Filing System (CCFS) or by downloading the paper forms and returning them to our office. We continue to file and process documents as normal and without disruption. Limited in-person and curbside services have resumed.