Notice to Nebraska business entities: Now is the time to file

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Around 90,000 business entities will soon receive notice that their annual and biennial reports are due to the Secretary of State’s office. Mailings will go out in early January to limited liability companies (LLCs), nonprofit corporations and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). The filing requirements apply to both domestic and foreign entities, due April 1.

“LLCs make up the majority of entities in Nebraska,” explained Sec. John Gale. “There are more than 71,000 currently. Notices will be mailed to the registered agents of those entities as well as others starting on January 3, including instructions on how to file online or by returning a paper report.”

In addition, a small number of limited cooperative associations, nonprofit limited cooperative associations and joint public agencies are required to file biennial reports in 2017. Those reports must be submitted by paper.

“Each notice or report will be sent in an envelope that includes my name and the state seal in blue,” added Gale.

Approximately 490 annual reports are due from domestic and foreign LLPs as well. Those entities will have their reports and instructions mailed to them as they have in the past. Instructions will include the web address for the Secretary of State, in case agents would prefer to file electronically.

“The online option has proven time-effective for those who have utilized it,” noted Gale. “Reports are prepopulated with current information from our database, information is easily updated online, and the cost to file is only slightly higher than filing a paper report.”

The added cost is for payment processing and maintenance of the online filing application. Improvements have also been made to the online biennial report application to make it easier to update the registered agent and office information that has changed.

Entities that do not file their annual or biennial reports by April 1 will receive a reminder notice. If they have not responded by June 1, they will be considered delinquent and the company will be administratively dissolved or its authority to operate revoked.

Starting January 3, entities that wish to file online or print a paper report to be mailed can go to:  Links will guide filers through the process they want to utilize.