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Prepare Annual Returns in association with Staples helps federal and provincial corporations prepare their annual corporate returns online. It's fast, easy to do and affordable.

All corporations must file an annual return with the appropriate government department or agency to update their corporate information. Depending on the jurisdiction, the annual return updates changes to any number of the following items: name of corporation; registered office address; correspondence address; corporate directors and officers; fiscal year-end; use of new trade names; and principal shareholder status.

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.

The completed annual return will be mailed to you for signing and issuance to the appropriate government department or agency. Alternatively, in association with Staples may forward 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.

If you incorporated with our company, click here to login to your account and update your corporation.

If you DID NOT incorporate with us, click here so that you can enter all information about your corporation on our secure website. This process takes approximately 15 minutes and requires information about your corporation that can be obtained from your incorporation documents (certificate of incorporation, articles, minute book). Once you enter all the required information, you will be able to able to maintain your corporation without having to re-enter the corporate information in the future.

Important Note! British Columbia users click here.