Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
Michigan INCORPORATION RESOURCES
SITE LEGAL INFORMATION
Annual Reports and Filings
Each Michigan Corporation must file an annual statement with the Michigan Department of State - Division of Corporations. Failure to file the annual report on a timely basis will lead to administrative dissolution of your Corporation. Although an administratively dissolved corporation can apply for reinstatement within certain time forms, reinstatement following administrative dissolution is very costly. The cost of reinstating an administratively dissolved corporation is many times as costly as the original formation of your corporation.
Annual Reports must be filed no later than May 15 of each year. No report is due however, in the year that you initially incorporate.
The report must be signed by an authorized corporate officer. It must contain (1) the name of the corporation, (2) the name of the registered agent, (3) the address of the registered office in the state, (4) the name and address of all corporate officers and directors, (5) the general nature and type of business engaged in. If you have no changes in any of this information, you may file a report that indicates no change, unless you are a professional service corporation.
Michigan provides a form of annual report to be filed. You can download the Annual Report from now.
It is important to keep the Department of State notified of any changes in your Principal Place of Business and Registered Agent. Official forms and filings are required for notifying the Department of State of these changes. Filing fees are also applicable to these notifications.
Some of the documents in this package are available only in Adobe PDF format. You must have Adobe Reader downloaded and installed to use these forms. This is primarily the case with forms where the state proscribes and requires that you use a pre-printed form that the state has created.