The Secretary of State is warning Georgians about a phishing scam related to corporate registration. Individuals posing as the Secretary of State’s office have sent emails to unsuspecting Georgians with suspicious attachments likely containing viruses or other malicious software. View
Effective April 29, HB 306 allows for profit and nonprofit corporations to hold shareholders’ meetings by remote communication. https://www.legis.ga.gov/api/legislation/document/20212022/202456/
Due to inclement weather, the Georgia Secretary of State’s office is closed.
Effective June 1, House Bill 143 amends Code Section 7-1-4 as it relates to foreign entity financial institutions and required filings with the Secretary of State’s office. This includes appointing a third party as a registered or commercial agent. http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20172018/168897.pdf
A reminder that the 2017 Annual Registration for a business entity cannot be filed before January 1, 2017. An entity that does file before January 1, 2017 will not be refunded any registration fees. https://ecorp.sos.ga.gov/
Secretary of State Brian Kemp has warned businesses about a scam from the “Business Compliance Division” that is attempting to charge $125 for a fake “Certificate of Existence.” Such certificates are available for $10 through the Secretary of State’s Corporations
Please note that Registrations for Paid Solicitor and Solicitor Agents expire December 31 unless renewed. http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/securities/notice_to_paid_solicitor_and_solicitor_agents_annual_renewal_deadline
Secretary of State Brian Kemp alerted corporations that his office has received recent complaints about solicitations sent from a firm called “Compliance Services.” The firm offers to complete corporate meeting minutes on behalf of Georgia corporations for a fee. This
For those with business with the Board of Accountancy, please be aware that the Board is now housed with the State Accounting Office. Previously the Board was housed with the Professional Licensing Board Division of the Secretary of State’s Office.
The Georgia Secretary of State Office will remain closed today, 2/12, and tomorrow, 2/13, due to inclement weather. View the official announcement by visiting the link below. http://sos.ga.gov//index.php/general/news