Based upon phone calls this office has received, it is apparent that many citizens are confused by Massachusetts Corporate Compliance’s solicitation.
First, the solicitations are presented in a format similar to forms promulgated and distributed by the Office of the Secretary of State and references a $125 “Annual Fee”, the exact amount of the fee for filing an annual report with the Office. Second, the solicitation includes a corporation number. Third, the solicitations contain a limited response time. Although the solicitation contains a disclaimer stating that Massachusetts Corporate Compliance is not affiliated with any government agency, many customers may misinterpret the official-looking documents.
You do not have to do business with Massachusetts Corporate Compliance. The forms provided by them are not required by the Office of the Secretary of State. Whether you choose to do business with Massachusetts Corporate Compliance will in no way affect your corporate filing with the Secretary of State, either positively or negatively.
It is important to remember that any official statement or request from the Office of the Secretary of State will clearly indicate its origin by displaying the name of Secretary of State William Francis Galvin.
Attorney James Haroutunian practices estate planning, business and real estate law in Billerica at 630 Boston Road. Contact him to begin an estate plan or with questions at 978-671-0711 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.