A new scam is in the works to fool business owners as it comes time to file their annual report. A company called Compliance Services, based out of Tallahassee, is sending business owners what looks like an official letter asking them to file their “Annual Minutes” for $125. These notices are not from the state or any other government agency.
Business owners are required to file their Annual REPORT, not their Annual MINUTES. The annual minutes should be kept by the business for its own records.
If you receive a letter asking you to file your annual minutes, ignore it or contact an attorney. If you have already received the letter and paid it, contact the State Attorney General’s office.