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Some nonprofits, foreign companies could get state refund
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Nonprofit corporations and foreign companies that paid annual registration fees between August 12, 2010 and April 13, 2011 may have been overcharge and eligible for a partial refund.

The Georgia General Assembly passed H.B. 1055 in 2010, which increased the annual registration fee from $30 to $50 for corporations, partnerships, associations, domestic limited partnerships and limited liability companies, according to the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

The secretary of state's office recently discovered that nonprofit corporations and foreign LLPs were incorrectly charged the $50 fee as well, when they should have only paid $30.

Corporate entities that were affected by this error are being notified by the corporations division by email or first class mail. This communication instructs the entity to visit a secure website
( and follow the listed instructions to receive the refund.

The secretary of state's office has established a dedicated email address and telephone number for this matter. Affected individuals who have questions about the notice or refund process may email or call (404) 602-9120.