I got a very official looking letter from the “Compliance Annual Minutes Board” telling me I had to pay $150 to comply with blah blah blah for my small business. I’m about to leave on a trip, I’m trying to quickly get things done and I was about to pay the $150 but I thought I’d check with Wayne first and he said to make sure it was coming from (and going to the CA FTB) and I couldn’t find that anywhere. Hmm. A quick Google search got me quickly to all of these people.
Lots of people have paid. It’s a scam.
It’s a jungle out there.
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April 2009 update thanks to Bob Gates
A while back Bradley Charbonneau related his experience receiving one of these “corporate compliance” or “corporate governance” solicitations. They are BOGUS!! Corporations generally have great latitude in requirements for minutes, annual meetings, etc. Wayne Cameron, Dan Wheeler or I can explain in further detail and advise you.
The only recent EXCEPTION is the Statement of Information required by the California Secretary of State. This is a simple statement but MUST be filed by the deadline since recently the penalties have been greatly increased by the Gubernator as a revenue raising measure (like parking fines!!).