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Corporate registration deadline April 1
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ATLANTA -- Secretary of State Karen Handel has reminded officers and registered agents of Georgia corporate entities that the deadline to renew registrations is April 1.
Georgia law requires corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships to file annual renewals with the secretary of state and pay a renewal fee of $30. Business entities that are not renewed will be administratively dissolved.
The secretary of state's corporations division maintains a searchable database of registered companies. Annual renewals ensure that the database has the most current information.
Corporate entities in arrears on annual registration fees can remit payment by mail or online at Payments by mail or at the office can be made by check or money order only. No cash is accepted for fees.
Some entities may not have received notices because they have moved and their records have not been updated in the database. One of the purposes of filing the annual registration is to maintain current information on officers, registered agents and the principal mailing address. Managers unsure of an entity's status should visit the division Web site and search for their company by name or control number. If the status is "Active/Noncompliant" or "Active/Owes Current Year AR" the entity likely owes annual fees.
More than 726,000 corporate entities are registered with the division; 667,000 in-state and 59,000 out-of-state.
For more information, call the division at 404-656-2817 or visit
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