Scam Targets Connecticut LLC Owners

The Connecticut Attorney General and the Connecticut Secretary of the State are warning Connecticut businesses of a scam targeting owners of Connecticut limited liability companies (“LLCs”).  Businesses are receiving a fraudulent letter entitled “Annual Report Instruction Form” requesting a $110 annual report fee payable to the fictitious “Workplace Compliance Services” in West Hartford, CT. The notice appears deceivingly similar to official state tax forms.  If your business receives this mailing, you should submit a complaint to the Office of the Attorney General and include a copy of the notice.

We urge business owners to be aware of this scam and to remain alert for fraudulent notices.  In the event of any doubt, do not hesitate to contact the Connecticut Attorney General and the Connecticut Secretary of State to confirm the legitimacy of a notice received, whether by mail or electronically.  Or you can contact your attorney at Brody Wilkinson for assistance.

The legitimate Annual Report Fee for an LLC is $20 payable to the Connecticut Secretary of the State at the time a business entity files its mandatory annual report. The annual report and accompanying fee generally must be submitted online through the Connecticut Secretary of the State website.

Approximately 1 month prior to the LLC’s annual report due date, the Connecticut Secretary of the State sends a reminder e-mail to the e-mail address on file for the LLC. In the event an e-mail address is not on file, the LLC will receive a postcard to its business address.

The warning issued can be found here: https://www.ctcpas.org/content/28763.aspx

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Brody Wilkinson attorney, or Alyssa Vesco at avesco@brodywilk.com.

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