Pennsylvania's Decennial Report Filing Requirement
Certain Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations Must File a Decennial Report
With the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations in 2021 or they
Risk Losing the Exclusive Rights to Their Name or Mark. 

Kim Delany
Focused on You. Dedicated to Your Success.
July 2, 2021

As we previously advised you, the Pennsylvania Department of State requires a Decennial Report to be filed every 10 years for years ending with the numeral “1” (2011, 2021, 2031). The Decennial Report documents an entity’s continued existence or the continued use of certain marks in Pennsylvania. Postcards were mailed on January 15, 2021 by the Department to the registered address of each of the affected entities.
All (for and non-profit) entities doing business in Pennsylvania that have not made a new or amended filing with the Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2020, must file a report by December 31, 2021.

An entity that fails to file the required Decennial Report during the calendar year 2021 will lose the exclusive right to its name beginning on January 1, 2022. Even though the non-filing entity may still exist, its name will become available for use by another business registered in Pennsylvania.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the Decennial Report and filing requirements are available from the Pennsylvania Department of State. Click here if you want to file the Decennial Report yourself. The fee is $70.00. Checks should be made payable to the PA Department of State. 
We would be happy to complete the Decennial Report for you. Please send the full name and current address of each entity to me at Kim.Delany@McCarthy.CPA. Include your prior address if you moved within the past 10 years.

Feel free to contact any member of our team at (610) 828-1900 (PA) or (732) 341-3893 (NJ) with questions. Marty McCarthy, CPA, CCIFP, managing partner can be contacted at Marty.McCarthy@McCarthy.CPA and Rich Higgins, CPA, managing partner – New Jersey office at Richard.Higgins@McCarthy.CPA. We are always happy to help.


Kim Delany
Tax Manager
McCarthy & Company

Disclaimer: This alert is for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice. Information contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used as tax advice, and cannot be used by the recipient to avoid penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. We strongly advise you to seek professional assistance with respect to your specific issue(s).