Secretary of State
Tick Tock: June 30 Deadline for Kentucky Business
Frankfort, KY -- Deadline fast approaches for all businesses entities in Kentucky to file their 2011 annual reports with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office. All for-profit and nonprofit corporations that do business in Kentucky are required to file current reports no later than 4:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, June 30th.
Filing via the Secretary of State’s web site at www.sos.ky.gov/ftselect is the quickest and simplest way to complete the yearly report which is required by state law. The $15 filing fee is payable on line or, if necessary, printed reports can be mailed to the Annual Reports Section, PO Box 1150, Frankfort Ky 40602-1150. Checks for the fee should be made payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer and they must be received by the office by the June deadline.
Elaine Walker, Secretary of State, emphasized that the fastest and most cost efficient way to file an annual report is on line. “As a small business owner myself, I completed my filing on line in a matter of minutes and avoided the extra paperwork and cost of mailing,” she said. “Our office sent a notice to all businesses in January and we so appreciate the many that have already completed their filings. It saves state funds and processing time when businesses file on time and on line.”
Businesses that fail to file annual reports by June 30th will receive a final 60-day notice. Failure to meet the deadline results in administrative dissolution of the business entity by the Secretary of State’s office. Businesses then must apply to be reinstated which includes a $100 penalty.
Walker’s office has implemented a FastTrack program accessible on the Secretary of State’s home page that further simplifies business filings for established and new businesses and access to public information. A complete list and overview of all business services and records is listed under the FastTrack banner tab at www.sos.ky.gov.
State office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on state holidays.