Wisconsin LLC Continuing Obligations

Once a Wisconsin LLC has been created, the Wisconsin Secretary of State will require certain recurring responsibilities and duties. The most important of these are explained below. For further information, refer to the Wisconsin Secretary of State office.

Annual Report

Each LLC must file an annual report with the Wisconsin Secretary of State that includes all of the following information:

  • Name of the LLC
  • Address of the registered office and the name of its registered agent in this state
  • Address of the LLC’s principal office
  • If management is vested in one or more managers, the name and business address of each manager
  • If the company is a foreign limited liability company, the name and business address of each member of the foreign limited liability company
  • Brief description of the nature of the LLC’s business

Records

Each limited liability company shall keep the following records open to inspection at its office:

  • An alphabetical list of each past and present member and manager, the last-known mailing address of each, the date on which the person became a member or manager and the date each ceased to be a member or manager, if applicable
  • A copy of the articles of organization and all amendments to the articles
  • A copy of the LLC’s federal, state and local income or franchise tax returns and financial statements for the 4 most recent years, if any, or, copies of information and statements which should have been provided for the 4 most recent years
  • Copies of all operating agreements, all amendments, and any old operating agreements
  • Unless already set forth in an operating agreement, written records containing all of the following information:
    • The value of each member’s contribution made to the LLC
    • Records of the times at which or the events upon which any additional contributions are agreed to be made by each member
    • Any events upon which the LLC to be dissolved and its business wound up
    • Other writings as required by an operating agreement

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