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How to File an Oklahoma Annual Certificate

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How to File an Oklahoma Annual Certificate

How to File an Oklahoma Annual Certificate

If you have a limited liability company (LLC) in Oklahoma, you must file an annual certificate to keep your business in good standing. But don’t worry – it’s a relatively painless process that can be done online. 

Read on to learn how to file your LLC’s annual certificate in Oklahoma. 

What Is an Annual Certificate?

An annual certificate, known as an annual report in most states, simply verifies your business information and tells the state of Oklahoma that your LLC is still operating. Keeping up with annual certificates is a legal requirement that enables you to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, which a bank or creditor might request to confirm your compliance. 

In Oklahoma, the following information is required for the annual certificate: 

  • Business name
  • Primary business address
  • Business email address
  • Business contact information
  • Authorized signers 

How to File an Annual Certificate in Oklahoma

To file your annual certificate in Oklahoma, visit the Secretary of State’s website and select “annual certificate.”


Then follow the prompts to enter all the required information.

The filing fee is $25, and reports are due on the anniversary date of your LLC’s formation.

If You Do Business in Other States

If you do business in other states, be sure to register in those states as a foreign LLC. For example, if your LLC is registered in Oklahoma and you start doing business in Florida, you’ll need to register in Florida as a foreign LLC.

You’re generally required to register as a foreign LLC if:

  • You have a physical presence of any kind in that state 
  • You have employees in that state
  • You regularly meet with clients, managers, or investors in that state
  • You are licensed to do business in that state

Once you’ve registered as a foreign LLC, your business will need to follow the annual reporting requirements of that state and pay taxes in that state. 

In Closing

Filing an annual certificate in Oklahoma is relatively easy and crucial to smooth business operations.

Failing to file an annual certificate can result in serious penalties, as can filing an inaccurate report.

Be sure to review all your business information and file your report on time to ensure your LLC remains in good standing.