BE ALERT WITH “PRETEND-TO-BE” OFFICIAL FLORIDA NOTICES
We receive numerous phone calls from our clients in Florida, asking us if they have to buy a Certificate of Status (immediately after we finished their business registration) or pay somebody to prepare Annual Minutes. Regretfully, those that don’t call, or do some research, end paying for unnecessary services to companies of shady reputation.
The FL Department of State though its Division of Corporations remind us the following:
CERTIFICATE OF STATUS
Once an entity is properly formed, incorporated, organized, or registered on the records of this office, it is not required to purchase or receive a certificate of status to be considered a valid business entity or registration. Please disregard any notices or solicitations you may receive to the contrary. These notices are NOT from the Dept. of State, Division of Corporations, or any other state or federal agency.
Do not confuse “Annual Minutes” or “Annual Corporate Record Forms” notices with the Florida Department of State’s required Annual Report filings. These notices, which solicit a fee of $125, are NOT from the Department of State or any other state or federal agency. Please disregard these notices. Neither form is required by this office or any other state or government agency.
FICTITIOUS NAME RENEWAL NOTICES
Do not confuse unofficial fictitious name registration renewal solicitations with the Department of State’s official notices. The unofficial notices, which solicit a fee of $125, are NOT from the Department of State
or any other state or federal agency. You may renew your fictitious name registration for the statutory filing fee of $50.
These notices are designed to pretend to be “official notices” but, if you read the small caps, they are just unethical solicitations. Do not feed the parasites anymore.