PA Decennial Filing


Pennsylvania law requires certain entities registered to do business in Pennsylvania to file a Decennial Report with the Department of State in all years ending in the numeral one (1). Thus, the year 2011 is the required year for filing the Decennial Report.  


All domestic and foreign profit and non-profit corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships which have not made a new or amended filing with the Corporations Bureau between January 1, 2002, and December 31, 2011, are required to file the Decennial Report by December 31, 2011.  The filing of this report will confirm that your business continues to exist. 


Failure to file the Decennial Report will result in your entity’s loss of its name exclusivity and your business’s name will be made available for use by another entity.  Should another entity use your name, you may be forced to change your name, which may have a significant financial impact on your business.


The PA Department of State sent out notices around mid-December advising businesses of the filing requirements which you may have received.  Reager & Adler strongly recommends that the Decennial Report be filed to safeguard your business’s name.  Our office is prepared to assist you in filing the Decennial Report. 


In addition, now is the perfect time to review your company’s book to make certain that it contains all of your annual meeting minutes and accurately reflects the ongoing operation of your company.  The failure to keep your business records current could result in the imposition of liability to the business owner personally. 


For more information on the decennial filing or to request the services of Reager & Adler, PC, in preparing the filing and a business legal review, please contact Susan Confair at 717-763-1383.

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