Have you been recently contacted by any company offering to prepare your 2013 annual minutes?

The Secretary of State’s Office has once again issued a Scam Alert regarding National Business Register:

Be aware that the law of North Carolina does not require you to file corporate minutes with the North Carolina Secretary of State’s Office. Therefore, you do not need to purchase any additional services in order to meet any obligations. N.C.G.S. 55-16-01 (a) states the requirement to “keep permanent records of minutes of all meetings of its incorporations (…) and a record of all actions taken by a committee of the board of directors in place of the board of directors on behalf of the corporation.”

These remain internal and do not need to be filed with the Department of Secretary of State.

Should you have any further questions regarding your company’s annual report, please contact our Charlotte office at 704.333.5230 or

Author: Melanie Schmitz Legal Trainee/Rechtsreferendarin BridgehouseLaw Charlotte

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