Delaware: Alternative Business Entities Annual Tax Payments

Every limited liability company, limited partnership and general partnership that is registered to do business in the state of Delaware (both foreign and domestic) is required to pay an annual tax of $300 due on or before June 1 of each year. Failure to meet the deadline will result in a $200 penalty fee, as well as interest on both the annual tax and penalty fee, which will accrue at a rate of 1.5% per month. If franchise tax payment is not made for 3 consecutive years, the Delaware entity will be deemed void on the Secretary of State’s records. If Paracorp is your registered agent and you need any additional assistance, feel free to give us a call at 888.272.3725 or shoot us an email at paracorp@myparacorp.com. Clients that wish to remit payment directly to the State of Delaware Division of Corporations may do so by going here.

For those of you dealing with the headaches involved in maintaining compliance for multiple entities, we have a solution! Centralize your compliance with Parasec’s Managed Annual Report Services (MARS), and our experienced staff will help you greatly reduce the risk of missed filings, costly penalties, the loss of good standing and, ultimately, the security of your business. Parasec will track each of your entities for you, in each state, and their required report filings throughout the year. Protect your business entities by enrolling in MARS. Give us a call today at 888.272.3725.

Nevada: Changes to Apostille/Certification Form

Effective May 1, 2017, the Nevada Secretary of State will no longer process authentication requests without the new Apostille/Certification Order Instructions form completed with the applicant’s signature under the affidavit in the top box. Any apostille request submitted without this signed form will be returned. Furthermore, the state will require the original signed form with a “wet” signature. For more information, please reach out to our apostille and legalization team at apostilles@parasec.com.

California: Corporate Filing Scam

One of our clients recently contacted us regarding the legitimacy of a document they received in the mail (see image below). The document was sent by a company called Corporate Compliance Center with an address in Sacramento, CA. While the document looks official, it is being sent by a company that is in no way related to the California Secretary of State or any government agency.

The document is titled “Annual Minutes Compliance Notice” and asks for information regarding the names of all the officers and directors of the business, along with a check for $150 in order to meet the terms of the “annual minutes requirements.” Please note that the California Secretary of State’s office does not require that a business file its annual minutes. If you have any questions, our experienced staff can help you identify if the documents you have received are legitimate. Simply give us a call at 800.533.7272, and we’ll do our best to help ensure you don’t fall prey to one of these scams.

 

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Nevada: IRS Scam

The Nevada Secretary of State (SOS) recently issued a scam alert involving the fraudulent use of a document altered to appear to be an official certificate issued by the SOS. The scam requests the recipient pay “IRS tax fees” in order to receive “winning money” from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you need assistance verifying the authenticity of any official-looking documents you receive, do not hesitate to call us at 888.972.7273. We can help determine the legitimacy before you take action.

California: Santa Clara Court to Trim Hours on Fridays

Santa Clara County Superior Court is slated to reduce the hours of its civil clerk’s office in San Jose as a result of continuing cuts to the State Judicial Branch Budget. The court’s current office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; however, beginning Friday, May 5, 2017, and effective every Friday thereafter, the new hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. For more information, please check the Superior Court website at www.scscourt.org.

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