Filing of annual or biennial report of domestic and foreign corporations — Notice — Reporting dates.
Not less than thirty days prior to a corporation's renewal date, or by December 1 of each year for a nonstaggered renewal, the secretary of state shall send to each domestic and foreign corporation, by postal or electronic mail, as elected by the domestic or foreign corporation, addressed to its registered office or to an electronic address designated by the corporation in a record retained by the secretary of state, a notice that its annual or biennial report must be filed as required by this chapter, and stating that if it fails to file its annual or biennial report it is dissolved or its certificate of authority revoked, as the case may be. Failure of the secretary of state to send any such notice does not relieve a corporation from its obligation to file the annual or biennial reports required by this chapter. The option to receive the notice provided under this section by electronic mail may be selected only when the secretary of state makes the option available.
Such report of a domestic or foreign corporation shall be delivered to the secretary of state between the first day of January and the first day of March of each year, or on an annual or biennial renewal date as the secretary of state may establish. The secretary of state may adopt rules to establish biennial reporting dates and to stagger reporting dates.
If the secretary of state finds that such report substantially conforms to the requirements of this chapter, the secretary of state shall file the same.
[2011 c 183 § 5; 1993 c 356 § 11; 1986 c 240 § 54; 1982 c 35 § 109; 1973 c 90 § 1; 1967 c 235 § 81.]
| Effective date -- 1993 c 356: See note following RCW 24.03.046.|
Intent -- Severability -- Effective dates -- Application -- 1982 c 35: See notes following RCW 43.07.160.