The only ramification is that if you ever want to reinstate the LLC, you will need to bring the LLC current with the Secretary of State. As you have discovered, that can be very expensive. Often, people do not want to pay the $100 filing fee to dissolve the company and simply let it lapse. There really isn't any thing wrong with that unless there is a chance you may need to operate the LLC in the future or bring a lawsuit on its behalf.
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No real ramifications, unless there are debts and you take assets.
In some form or another, when the LLC dies, the members and/or managers become trustees of the property for the creditors. If there are no outside creditors, the members are the only creditors, and receive the assets.
Note that some other states have wildly different results, and the officers/members may be personally liable for the annual fees.
Unless there are outstanding debts or other contractual obligations of the LLC that leave some other person or entity hanging, you can just let the company die a natural death (by not renewing). If, however, there is any chance you will need the LLC to conduct some business or sue another person or business, reviving it might make sense, rather than having to do it later at even much greater expense.
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