All LLCs in Florida must file an Annual Report every year in order to remain in “active” status and to avoid being administratively dissolved and shut down by the Department of State.
Method of Filing
The Department of State only allows you to file your LLC’s Annual Report online: https://services.sunbiz.org/Filings/AnnualReport/FilingStart
Florida LLC Annual Report Fee
$138.75 (due every year). Your Annual Report must be filed before May 1st every year. It can be filed as early as January 1st. Anything received after May 1st is late and will be assessed a hefty penalty.
If your Florida LLC Annual Report is late, you are required to pay a $400 late fee (one of the most expensive in the country), bringing your total amount due to $538.75. If you continue to ignore the Florida Annual Report requirement (and fail to pay), the Department of State will shut down your LLC after the 4th Friday in September.