Tennant's office reminds businesses of annual report filings
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Businesses that missed the annual business report filing deadline are being notified by the West Virginia Secretary of State's Office of the late filing deadline and consequences for not filing at all."We don't want any organization to go out of business because they missed this deadline," Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said in a news release. "We are doing everything we can to let them know about this deadline, and even lowered the late filing fees for businesses."The Secretary of State's Office sent postcards informing 9,060 organizations they must file annual reports by Oct. 31 of this year. The deadline to file annual reports without a late fee was June 30. The annual report includes information pertaining to organization's officers and service of process address.Business owners who missed the initial filing deadline must pay the regular $25 filing fee plus a late filing fee. The late fee is $50 for corporations and $25 for nonprofit groups.