New Filing System to Save Thousands in Taxpayer Dollars: Helps Small Businesses Register with the State

August 3rd, 2014

New Filing System to Save Thousands in Taxpayer Dollars: Helps Small Businesses Register with the State

Secretary of State’s Office

The Secretary of State’s Office will launch a new online filing system for existing and potential businesses in Mississippi. This convenient software will trim thousands of dollars in mailing expenses by the Agency.

“For years, companies looking to do business in Mississippi were forced to use snail mail or make a trip to Jackson to conduct business with our Agency,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Now, with the click of a mouse and the privacy of their home, anyone can conduct business with the State.”

The new online filing system will launch August 25th. Mississippi is the first state in the nation to provide online filing for all of its business services.

“Requiring the use of the online filing system will save the State of Mississippi thousands in taxpayer dollars, by reducing paper, postage and manpower to process the documents,” adds Secretary Hosemann. “We ask that the public be patient as we integrate this new system, which will be a convenience for both small businesses and promote job growth in our State.”

Paper business filings will continue to be accepted through December 31, 2014. Beginning in 2015, all users must utilize the online filing system.

The new business filing portal will be available August 25, 2014 at www.sos.ms.gov.