Recently, I received an official-looking document from an outfit identified as “Compliance Services.”
The document appeared to be something from the State of Florida, containing a form number (CS FORM MIN-FL083), references to the Florida corporation law and requesting a lot of detailed information about one of my corporations and its shareholders.
It even went so far as to designate certain information requests as “Required” and contained a “please reply by” response date.
The instructions directed me to “Submit a check for $125 payable to Compliance Services” together with the completed form “for preparation of documents to satisfy the annual minutes for your corporation.”
If you have a Florida corporation or LLC you might get this document.
DON'T SEND A CHECK OR ANY INFORMATION TO COMPLIANCE SERVICES!
There is no requirement that you submit the information they’ve requested or any annual minutes to the State of Florida. Furthermore, Compliance Services has nothing to do with the State of Florida.
To keep your corporation or LLC in compliance, you must: (1) file your annual report between January 1 and May 1 of each year; (2) pay the annual filing fee to the State of Florida at its website (www.sunbiz.org); and (3) keep your corporate (or LLC) records up to date. While these records should include annual minutes, you don’t have to spend $125.00 to get them.
If your records aren't up to date, you should complete an annual action by consent of the shareholders and directors. Give us a call if you have any questions. We can help you complete your annual minutes for a lot less than that.