Annual Report Due Date Extended

With all of the chaos of COVID-19, some of our clients who own a corporation or LLC may have forgotten that they need to file an Annual Report with the State of Florida to keep that entity current. In normal times, this report would be due by May 1st.

Fortunately, the Department of State signed Emergency Order 2020-01 on signed March 27, 2020 to extend the filing date to  June 30, 2020.  Any profit corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership or limited liability limited partnership annual report filing will have until 12:01 am Eastern Time on July 1, 2020, before a $400 late fee is assessed.  Nonprofit corporations are not subject to the late fee.

Online Annual Report filing services remain operational at this time.  To file your report, click on Annual Report under Filing Services at Sunbiz.org.

Preparing our Office for COVID-19 

In order to protect our staff and clients, we are immediately implementing modified office procedures for the foreseeable future.

These procedures include the following:

  • Our conferences will be scheduled as conference calls. Most of what we can do for you can be done by telephone and email.
  • Conferences requiring in-person meetings will be scheduled with social distancing procedures in place. Generally, we will be limiting in-person conferences to meetings involving signing of documents. We have developed specific protocols to minimize closeness of contact.
If you have any type of sickness, please do not travel to our office. We absolutely want to serve you at this time. However, no one needs to share illness – whatever kind it may be!

We appreciate you!

Happy Birthday, Don Bosco!

Today was a dreary day for most, but not for me.

Today is the birthday of Don Bosco, who was born on August 16, 1815. Don Bosco, or St. John Bosco, was a priest from Italy who founded the Society of St. Francis de Sales (a/k/a the Salesians of Don Bosco). Don Bosco’s religious order was founded to serve the young and the poor, and they continue to do that to this day.

Interestingly, Don Bosco’s birthday prompted me to update my own estate planning documents. Don’t get me wrong, my documents were not old. We just updated them three or four years ago. However, with some time having passed, I realized today of all days that I might want to make some changes. Why? Because I am a Salesian, too! While I might be the husband and the father of the family, I know that I am called to serve my wife and children (a/k/a the “young”).

Don Bosco has a famous saying “It is not enough to love the young; they must know that they are loved.”

One way that my children will know that they are loved is that we will make sure that they are provided for after we are gone.

If it’s been a while since you looked at your plan, please dust it off. It’s more than some document…it’s an expression of love for those you care about.

Happy birthday, Don Bosco!

Da Mihi Animas, Cetera Tolle!