NC Annual Report Scheme
If you own a business in NC, you may have recently received a Solicitation to file your NC Annual report for a fixed fee that is above and beyond the cost to do so with the Secretary of State (SOS). While the mailings appear to be official, they are not affiliated with the NC SOS. Similar mailings were sent out last year and the NC SOS posted an alert warning business owners about the scheme. We are advising clients NOT to have this company file your annual report, due to risks listed in the NC SOS alert (linked below). We recommend filing your NC Annual Report online via the NC SOS website.
NC SOS: Solicitation for Services Alert: https://www.sosnc.gov/imaging/dime/webportal/54023612.pdf
NC SOS: How to File An Online Annual Report: https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/business_registration/annual_report_how_to_file
NC SOS: Filing Online Annual Reports: https://www.sosnc.gov/divisions/business_registration/annual_report