RICHMOND — The Virginia State Corporation Commission
(SCC) has added the ability to file corporate annual reports and pay corporate annual
registration fees to its SCC eFile website. This addition is part of the Commission’s
commitment to make it easier and quicker for Virginia and foreign corporations to
fulfill their corporate filing requirements, via the internet.
SCC eFile – the website used for the submission of the most common business entity
filings handled by the Clerk’s Office of the Commission – launched in December 2009.
The initial implementation allows businesses to change their registered agent and
office information online. A web-based business entity search feature is included,
The new additions to SCC eFile will help more than 217,000 active Virginia and foreign
corporations on file in the Clerk’s Office to remain in good standing with the Commission.
A corporation’s annual report and registration fees must be current to be considered
in good standing under Virginia law. Failure to do so can lead to termination of
the company’s corporate standing in Virginia.
The SCC encourages its customers to use the SCC eFile website to handle their business
entity transactions that are available online. Traditional methods – filing or paying
in person or by postal mail – are still available.
"Since the inception of SCC eFile, we have welcomed over 50,000 visitors to the
website." says Clerk of the Commission, Joel H. Peck. "We hope these two new features
will result in higher adoption rates of SCC eFile and its services. SCC eFile is
the catalyst for the Commission’s transition into more expedited processes in the
Two more major online services to be added to the SCC eFile website are tentatively
scheduled to be completed over the next several months. These new services include:
the ability to file Uniform Commercial Code documents and pay filing fees and the
submission of organization documents and payment of associated fees for new Virginia
corporations and limited liability companies.
SCC eFile, when fully implemented, will allow the more than 400,000 active business
entities (corporations, limited liability companies, business trusts and partnerships)
on record in the Office of the Clerk to file certain documents and make payments