Annual Returns

Canada Annual Returns

Keeping your Canada Corporation in Good Standing. Every year, your Canada Federal or Provincial Corporation must file an Annual Return. This is not your tax return. The Annual Return provides up-to-date information about your corporation.

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Company Formations helps federal and provincial corporations prepare their annual corporate returns online. This service will allow you to file your Annual Report online.

All corporations must file an annual return with the appropriate government department or agency The purpose of the Annual Return is to update your corporate records. The return covers such items as name of corporation, registered office address, corporation number, financial year end and a description of the main type of business. It also communicates any changes of your registered office or corporate directors, if applicable. The date of your last annual meeting and whether the corporation has ever distributed its securities to the public are also required.

The annual return must be filed within the prescribed dates and must be accompanied by the government filing fee. The dates and fees vary depending on the jurisdiction.

Company Formations will send the annual return directly to the government department or agency on your behalf.

If a corporation fails to file an annual return within the prescribed delay, a penalty fee may be imposed. If a corporation repeatedly fails to file its annual returns (typically for 2 consecutive years), the government department or agency may remove the corporation from the government records. If a corporation has been struck from government records, the corporation may be affected in a variety of ways. To re-register the corporation must typically bring its annual filings up to date and pay a penalty fee.