Don’t Be Fooled: There is No Obligation to File an Annual Minutes Requirement Statement
Many of our corporate clients have received a letter or email from Compliance Services, containing an Annual Minutes Requirement Statement. The letter or email requests that the Statement be completed and returned with a filing fee. Although the Statement and the request look very “official,” there is no obligation to complete or file such a Statement. Compliance Services is just one of several companies that attempt to get Florida corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other entities to pay for services that are not required. The communications from these companies are intentionally designed to look official, with the appearance that these companies are affiliated with the Florida Department of State. Don’t be fooled – they are not affiliated with the Florida Department of State and, indeed, the Department of State has specifically advised against completing this form or paying this fee. The only document required to be filed annually for a business entity in Florida is an Annual Report, required to be filed with the Florida Department of State.
If you receive a communication that appears official, don’t just fill it out and send in the money – call: Teresa Good 813-202-7827 or Mike O’ Leary 813-227-7454.