The mailer is causing confusion for Tennessee corporations due to its appearance as an official document. Tennessee corporations are required to file annual reports with the Tennessee Secretary of State. Most corporations have also recently received annual report notices from the Secretary of State.
Corporate Records Services is requesting a $125 fee. The standard fee to file a corporation annual report in Tennessee is only $20.
The Department of State maintains a user-friendly online annual report filing system for businesses.
Reports of similar mailings have surfaced in other states including Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, New York, Texas, and Washington.
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