New York Biennial Statement
Filing Your New York Biennial Statement
A New York Biennial Statement is the form you file every other year with the New York Division of Corporations to keep your business information up-to-date with the state. All New York corporations and LLCs must file the New York Biennial Statement (sometimes called a “Biennial Report”) to keep their business in good standing with the state—but New York’s every other year system can make it easy to forget.
You can make the process easier on yourself by hiring New York Registered Agent. We’ll remind you when your Biennial Statement is approaching and even file for you—correctly and on time.
Do it yourself or hire us—either way, here’s our guide to getting it done.
How To File Your NY Biennial Statement
To file your New York Biennial Statement, follow these steps:
Visit the state’s e-Statement Filing System.
Enter your Department of State ID number. (Note: If you don’t know it, don’t freak out. You can find it by searching for your business on the NY Corporation & Business Entity Database Search.
Enter your business name.
Specify what (if anything) has changed since you last filed, including your CEO’s name and address (for corporations only!), your principal business address (again, corporations only!), and the name and address where you’d like service of process sent.
Enter the name, title, and email address for the person filing your Biennial Statement (Note: this goes on the public record for eternity. Hire us and we’ll put our info here.)
Optional: Do a little jig – you’re done!
Oh wait, just kidding, you have to pay. It’s $9 and you can only pay by credit card. Now you’re done!
NY Biennial Statement FAQs
Yes. It’s required to keep your business in good standing. If you don’t, your business’s status will be changed to “past due.” It’s not a good look.
Past due businesses have trouble doing pretty much anything—getting permits or licenses, expanding into other states, and maintaining the trust of customers who look up your business record online.
Worried you’ll forget? When you hire us, we’ll keep track of when your Biennial Statement is due and remind you. We can even file it for you.
You can only file the New York Biennial Statement online via the state’s e-Statement Filing System.
It costs $9 to file the New York Biennial Statement, even if you’re past due.
New York LLCs and corporations file the New York Biennial Statement.
The New York Biennial Statement is due on the last day of your anniversary month every other year. Say what? It’s okay, we hate riddles too. Your anniversary month is the month you filed to form your business with the state. You need to file by the end of that month two years later. So if you filed to form a corporation or LLC in January 2020, you’ll need to file your Biennial Statement by January 31st, 2022.
Biennial Statements are filed online, so processing is immediate! Welcome to the future.
Why Hire NYRA to File Your Biennial Statement?
When something is due every other year, it’s easy to forget about it—especially when your business is going gangbusters, as yours surely will be two years from now. The last thing you want is to lose your good standing with the state because you forgot to fill out a form. We’ll do it on time—one less thing to have to think about.
Whoever fills out the Biennial Statement has to provide a name, title, and email address. That goes on the public record for all of eternity. Or at least until someone can figure out a way to get something off the internet after it’s been posted there. Hire us, and we’ll put our information there. Come at us, spammers and marketers!
For better or worse, New York is a different animal. You can hire some ginormous national outfit for business compliance, but are they going to know about all the bonkers New York business regulations like we do? We can see the New York Secretary of State’s office from our break room. We know what’s up.
How Our Biennial Statement Filing Service Works
Hire us to serve as your registered agent or form your business, and you can add on Biennial Statement Filing for $100 plus state fees. We won’t charge you now, though, because we don’t see any reason to be hanging onto your cash for two years. Instead, 90 days before your Biennial Statement is due, we’ll send you a reminder. Five days later, we’ll file your Biennial Statement and charge you.
If you decide you want to cancel, you can do so anytime with just one click in your account. Easy.