The new calendar year is a reminder for business leaders to be cautious about filing annual reports with Connecticut and seeking help from outside firms.
Most employers are legally required to file an annual report to maintain business details from January 1st.
The Connecticut Secretary of State Office sends an email to employers one month in advance of the report’s due date, but business leaders can also use their online account to check the due date.
State officials say the application is a straightforward process and should not require assistance from outside firms.
Businesses can apply directly to the Secretary of State for a relatively straightforward process and avoiding additional fees.
In recent years, there have been reports of fraudulent practices helping companies to file their annual reports.
Scammers often craft emails advising businesses on purchasing specific products or forms to comply with the law, according to state officials.
Small business owners should report misconduct to the Attorney General’s Office at 860.808.5318 or file a complaint online.