Q: I stopped operating my Florida LLC in February. I want to confirm that I don't need to file an annual report or pay a...
...late fee for missing the May 1 deadline. I have not yet formally filed to dissolve the LLC, but plan to next week. From the info on Florida's website, I assume I can file it and there will not be a penalty, but it would put my mind at ease if you could confirm that I'm correct.
Here is what the Florida Division if Corporations website says:
"If my business has closed, do I still need to file the annual report?
No. You do not need to file the annual report if the business has closed."
Thanks for your help!
A: The late fee is only if you decide to reinstate the LLC. Otherwise, there is no late fee, it will be dissolved involuntarily for failure to file an annual report. You can proactively pay a small fee and file articles of dissolution, but you do not have to.
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