Business Licenses vs.
Annual Reports
Business Licenses vs. Annual Reports

Audit your portfolio of business licenses to ensure your compliance.

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Business Licenses vs. Annual Reports

Your organization likely manages paperwork, requirements, and deadlines related to both annual reports and business licenses. Do you know the difference between an annual report and a business license? How can you satisfy each of these obligations? CSC can help.

Business Licenses

What are they? Simply put, almost all companies must obtain some type of license to operate a business. Tax and withholding registrations also fall under this category.

Where are they filed? Companies might file for licensing at the state, county, or municipal levels. In fact, the United States has more than 150,000 state and local offices that might require licensing.

What services can CSC offer? CSC can help you research business licensing requirements, file and renew licenses, validate the accuracy of your existing licenses, verify your license status, manage your licensing portfolio with a Web-based tool, or completely manage your portfolio for you.

Annual Reports

What are they? Entities file annual reports to update officer, director, and address information on file with the state. Companies that incorporate or qualify to do business in a state typically need to file these reports.

Where are they filed? Corporations typically file annual reports with the Division of Corporations or Secretary of State. Annual reports on file with the state become public record.

What services can CSC offer? CSC offers an Annual Report Preparation and Filing service. For an annual fee per entity, per jurisdiction, we will prepare your annual reports, file the paperwork, and advance the state fees.

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