West Virginia takes filing services on the road

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The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office recently helped dozens of business incorporations file their annual reports by setting up a mobile office in the North Central region of the state.

Staff from the state’s Business and Licensing Division were on hand to staff the SOS On the Road office, which was set at the Marion County Courthouse. Officials also hope to send the mobile office to locations in other parts of the state as well.

“It’s really important for people to come out and take advantage of this face-to-face contact and be able to sit down with the knowledgeable staff,” said Samantha Holvey, Outreach Specialist with the Secretary of State’s Office. “We will be able to answer questions in person and sit down with business owners and show them how to file online. Nothing is better than that one-on-one contact.”

The deadline for corporations to file an annual report in West Virginia is fast approaching, but state officials say that as many as 30,000 business hadn’t filed their reports as of June 17.

The reports are due by June 30, and require a $25 fee for corporations and LLCs. Reports received after the due date carry a $125 fee.