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Each business entity registered or filed with the Office of Secretary of State is required to file an annual registration. O.C.G.A. §§ 14-2-1622(a), 14-3-1622(a), 14-8-56(a), 14-9-206.5, and 14-11-1103. Before proceeding, please confirm whether your entity’s registration is due for the current year. Fees paid for filing a registration are non-refundable. Entity annual registrations are due by April 1st of each year, but may be filed as early as January 1st.
Filing the annual registration provides a current record of an entity’s management structure, correct mailing address, and registered agent’s name and address. In addition, entities that do not timely file annual registrations, together with all required fees, may be subject to administrative dissolution or revocation of their authorization to transact business in this State. O.C.G.A. §§ 14-2-1420, 14-3-1420, 14-2-1530, 14-3-1530, 14-8-51, 14-11-603 and 14-11-708.
The annual registration process is also the primary vehicle used to update entity accounts; therefore, multiple annual registrations may be filed during the year. In fact, an entity may update its information as many times as it wishes throughout the year simply by filing another annual registration and paying the applicable filing fee. However, it is important to note that multiple annual registrations filed and fees paid in any one year do not “rollover” to the next year. An entity must file at least one annual registration each year between January 1st and April 1st.
Finally, it is extremely important that each entity verify its information prior to filing. Corrections can only be made by filing another annual registration. The Secretary of State does not have the statutory authority to rescind annual registration filings or refund fees once they have been submitted. Additionally, a person who signs a document he or she knows is false in any material respect with the intent that the document be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.00. O.C.G.A. § 14-2-129.
Thank you for filing your annual registration with the Georgia Secretary of State. Should you wish to file your annual registration by mail or hand-delivery to our office, you may choose to print the annual registration form, complete it and mail it in with a check or money order for payment of the fee. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact this office at 404-656-2817.
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