FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2012
Contact: Megan Sanborn
Annual Reports for Business and Nonprofit Entities are Due June 1, 2012
Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. reminds all business and nonprofit entities on file with the Secretary of State's office as of December 31, 2011, their 2012 Annual Reports are due by June 1, 2012.
Business and nonprofit entities can file quickly and easily using the Secretary of State's online filing system. To file online, go to https://www10.informe.org/aro/index_on.html. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, electronic check or with a subscriber account.
The Annual Report fee is $85 for domestic business entities, $150 for foreign business entities and $35 for domestic or foreign nonprofit corporations. Entities that filed online in a previous year will be able to review the information provided at that time, and will simply need to update that information as necessary prior to filing this year's report. For account subscribers, the online filing service includes additional functionality to assist with managing multiple annual report filings.
Another online service allows noncommercial clerks or noncommercial registered agents to change their addresses. Additionally, this service allows an authorized individual of a foreign entity (organized outside Maine) to change the principal or home office address. Anyone wishing to make these address changes separately from the online annual report filing service, should visit: https://www10.informe.org/icrs/change/ .
For entities that prefer to file a paper annual report, a preprinted form can be downloaded at: http://www10.informe.org/aro/form_download.html.
A substantial late-filing penalty will be assessed, and may not be waived, on all reports received after June 1, 2012, the legal filing deadline.
The Secretary of State's Corporations Division is available to answer questions regarding Annual Report filing or changing an address. The division can be reached at (207) 624-7752 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.