Annual Returns are an annual filing required for all current Alberta corporations, non-profit organizations and socities.
You will receive a reminder notice each year at the email address on file.
The reminders are sent out aproximately one month prior to your anniversary date.
Filing your annual returns in a timely manner is essential to keep your company etc. active.
Failing to do so will eventually result in it being struck from the register and will come with
significant additional costs to bring it back into good standing.
In the case of a corporation this process is called a revival.
During your annual return filing you have the opportunity to update any address, director or shareholder information etc.
In the case of corporations, if shares have been issued, the top 5 shareholders must be registered as part of the corporate record.
Not only is it a requirement to keep your company information updated, it is in your best interest.
It is your responsibility to be able to receive important notices from various levels of Government and possibly members of the public.
If you do not, it could result in significant extra costs to your business.
Out-of-province corporation's with a home province of British Columbia, Manitoba or Saskatchewan do not need to file an annual return in Alberta.
All other out-of-province corporations registered in Alberta are required to complete an annual return in Alberta.
Annual returns for societies and non-profit organizations must be suibmitted directly to Alberta Corporate Registry to be registered.
This is not the same as your tax return which is filed through Revenue Canada.
The role of the registry agent does not include providing legal advice, that is the role of a lawyer licensed to practice law in Alberta.
More information can be found on the Government of Alberta website