If you’re running a corporation in British Columbia, keeping up with the annual requirements set by the provincial government is a must. These tasks might seem like a hassle, but they’re essential for keeping your business in good standing and operating smoothly within the legal framework.

Who is it for?

  • Small businesses
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Corporate executives
  • Legal advisors and accountants

Keep reading if you are…

  • Interested in learning more about corporate compliance in BC
  • Seeking clarity on the annual filing requirements
  • Looking to avoid penalties for non-compliance
  • Wanting to understand the responsibilities of corporate directors
  • Preparing to incorporate a new business in BC

Why does this matter to me? Understanding and meeting the annual requirements for a corporation in BC is crucial for maintaining legal compliance and ensuring the smooth operation of your business. Failing to comply can lead to penalties, fines, and even the dissolution of your corporation, making it essential for business owners and managers to stay informed and proactive.

Running a corporation in BC? You need to handle some annual tasks to stay compliant, like filing an annual return, holding an annual general meeting, preparing financial statements, and submitting a corporate tax return. Keeping up with these requirements is crucial to avoid penalties and keep your business in good standing.

What are the Annual Requirements for a Corporation in BC?

Here are some of the key annual requirements for a corporation in BC:

  1. Annual Return: Every corporation is required to file an annual return with the British Columbia Corporate Registry every year. The annual return includes information such as the names and addresses of the directors and shareholders, as well as any changes to the corporation’s registered office or authorized share capital.
  2. Annual General Meeting (AGM): Corporations are required to hold an AGM at least once a year. The AGM is an opportunity for shareholders to review the corporation’s financial statements and conduct other business as necessary.
  3. Financial Statements: Corporations are required to prepare and file financial statements on an annual basis. The financial statements should be audited if the corporation is a public company or if the corporation’s bylaws require it.
  4. Corporate Tax Return: Corporations are required to file a corporate income tax return with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) every year. The return should include the corporation’s financial statements and any other information required by the CRA.
  5. Director Resignation: Directors are required to resign from the board of directors by delivering a written notice of resignation to the corporation and the corporate registry.
  6. Director Appointment: Corporations are required to appoint new directors to the board of directors by delivering a written notice of appointment to the corporation and the corporate registry.

Complying with the annual requirements for a corporation in BC is essential for maintaining your business’s good standing and ensuring smooth operations. Whether you’re an established business or a new startup, staying on top of these obligations can be challenging. If you need assistance or have any questions about your corporation’s annual requirements, reach out to us today. We’re here to help you navigate these regulations and keep your business compliant and thriving.