On March 1, 2013, Missouri’s Secretary of State issued the following message concerning an “Annual Minutes Records Form” that has been circulated to various persons and businesses by the U.S. Mail:

“Secretary of State Jason Kander is today alerting Missouri corporations to a potentially deceptive letter from an entity called Corporate Records Service. The solicitation, called “Annual Minutes Records Form,” falsely suggests Missouri businesses must complete the form and pay a $125 fee, or risk being in non-compliance with state law.

Although the solicitation looks official, please note it is NOT from the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office. Annual minutes are NOT required to be filed with this office. Any official correspondence from the Secretary of State’s Office will contain the Missouri state seal and Corporations Division contact information.

“Missourians should be aware of this situation so they are not taken advantage of when trying to file with our office. We are working to stop this company from misleading Missouri business owners,” Kander said.  “For further questions about annual filings with the secretary of state, please contact the Corporations Division by calling 1-866-223-6535.”