CPAs warn of LLC scam

Members of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) are reporting that they and their clients organized as Limited Liability Companies (LLC) are receiving a form implying the requirement of payment of a “$110 annual report fee” relative to a “2018 – ANNUAL REPORT INSTRUCTION FORM (Connecticut LLCs)” from “Workplace Compliance Services, 1022 Boulevard #243, West Hartford, CT 06110.”

The form apparently is being received in the regular U.S. postal service in hard copy. This is a scam and no payments should be made to Workplace Compliance Services, according to to society.

The hard-copy form Workplace Compliance Services is sending to LLCs looks deceivingly like a real state tax form, according to the society, so it is easy to understand how people could be fooled by it.

This scam is being investigated by the offices of the Connecticut Secretary of the State and the attorney general.

If a business receives this form, it should not make any payments to "Workplace Compliance Services." The business should report receiving the form to the attorney general's office.