Proposed BILL Could Increase Wyoming Statutory Annual Reporting Fees
Posted by Gennine Cooper
February 2, 2017
As a Registered Agent in the State of Wyoming, Incorporating Services, Ltd. (Incserv) received communication from Mr. Ed Murray, the Wyoming Secretary of State. The communication was substantiated by the staff at the office in Cheyenne.
In this notice, Mr. Murray writes, “As Wyoming’s Secretary of State, I want to warn you about a bill (House Bill 267) now before the Wyoming Legislature which would significantly increase the minimum annual reporting fees for businesses by 200% – from $50 to $150 – effectively tripling fees for most of the businesses which you represent.”
The Secretary of State continues, “What HB 267 proposes – sudden and unpredictable fee increases – sends the wrong message to your clients and to all businesses here in Wyoming or to those contemplating doing business in Wyoming.”
House Bill 267 was proposed late last Friday afternoon, Jan. 27th, by Representative Jerry Obermueller (Casper). Additionally, HB 267 has been referred to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration either tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1st, or Thursday, February 2nd.
Please note: This fee increase is for the state of Wyoming’s annual reporting fees, not the registered agent fees from Incserv. Incserv will be monitoring this situation and will keep you informed.