Ga. businesses should be aware of annual registration fraud

Several business owners in Georgia have reported receiving emails or letters in the mail appearing to originate from a state agency and stating that their annual registration is due by the middle of December. The forms further state the fee to file the annual registration is $150.

If you receive a form like this, do not respond. The solicitation is not sent by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, but is sent by a third-party company that may or may not be legitimate.

Antares Group handles the filing of annual business registrations for many of our clients to ensure that they are filed timely and properly. For those who would like to take care of this on their own, please note renewals  are due between January 1 and April 1, 2021. Renewals cannot be filed before January 1, 2021. The annual renewal fee is $50 for online filing and $60 for paper filing.