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This annual registration shall be on forms provided by the Secretary of State, and if not on such forms, it shall contain the information required to be on an annual registration as set forth in O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=14-9-206.5&amp;title=14#" target="_newtab">14-9-206.5</a> including the payment of the fee and penalties set forth in the fee schedule maintained by the Secretary of State. The Secretary of State may provide for the electronic filing of annual registrations.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.04" name="590-7-13-.04" title="590-7-13-.04">Rule 590-7-13-.04 Depository</a></h2> <P>The Secretary of State may designate a depository for receipt of annual registration filings and fees on an annual basis, in accordance with the lockbox criteria developed and administered by the Department of Administrative Services (DOAS). The depository may perform certain ministerial services on behalf of the Secretary of State in order to fulfill the lockbox functions as set forth by DOAS and these Rules. The selected depository shall enter into an agreement with the Secretary of State that any goods and services provided the Division under the agreement will be subject to appropriate purchasing procedures and any relevant state laws.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.05" name="590-7-13-.05" title="590-7-13-.05">Rule 590-7-13-.05 Computer Tape</a></h2> <P>The Division shall furnish the depository a computer tape prepared by DOAS that contains the appropriate data to generate the annual registration notices.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.06" name="590-7-13-.06" title="590-7-13-.06">Rule 590-7-13-.06 Annual Registration Notifications</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Form.</B> The Secretary of State shall design the annual registration form with the depository. This form shall contain specific filing instructions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Distribution.</B> The Secretary of State or his agent shall prepare and send the annual registration notices to registered limited partnerships.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Notification.</B> All active limited partnerships will be sent an annual registration notification as soon as possible after January 1 of each year. Annual registration notices may be sent by mail or by electronic methods, such as email. Annual registration notices will not be forwarded to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those limited partnerships that have failed to file an annual registration for the past three years;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those limited partnerships that have notified the Secretary of State that they are no longer in business or are inactive;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those limited partnerships that fail to maintain a valid mailing address on file with the Secretary of State; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="590-7-13-.06(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those limited partnerships that have been dissolved, withdrawn or cancelled.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.07" name="590-7-13-.07" title="590-7-13-.07">Rule 590-7-13-.07 Annual Registration Processing</a></h2> <P>The Secretary of State or his agent shall receive and process the incoming annual registrations.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.08" name="590-7-13-.08" title="590-7-13-.08">Rule 590-7-13-.08 Annual Registration Updating</a></h2> <P>The Division may update the annual registration data or employ the services of an outside contractor to update the annual registration data. If the form is not properly signed the Secretary of State is authorized to accept the filing and allow the signature on the check used to pay the fee to verify the existence of the facts on the form. Unless otherwise indicated, the signature on the annual registration form shall be deemed to be the signature of an authorized limited partnership officer. The registered agent will not be updated or changed unless the signature of the new registered agent is on the form. The Secretary of State is authorized to enter into a contract or agreement to provide for the updating of annual registration information.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.09" name="590-7-13-.09" title="590-7-13-.09">Rule 590-7-13-.09 Retention of Annual Registrations</a></h2> <P>The Secretary of State shall maintain all filed annual registrations for a period of five (5) years.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.10" name="590-7-13-.10" title="590-7-13-.10">Rule 590-7-13-.10 Failure to File Annual Registration</a></h2> <P>A limited partnership that fails to file its annual registration statement may be assessed a penalty in an amount set forth in the fee schedule published by the Secretary of State and may not maintain a proceeding in any court in the State. In addition to any other sanction, a limited partnership which fails for three consecutive years to file its annual registration with the Secretary of State may be placed on an "inactive filing status" in the automated database of the Secretary of State, pursuant to Rule <a title="590-7-16-.02" href="590-7-16-.02">590-7-16-.02</a> of these rules.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.11" name="590-7-13-.11" title="590-7-13-.11">Rule 590-7-13-.11 Extensions of Filing Time</a></h2> <P>The Secretary of State may extend the time of filing of the annual registration if he determines that it is in the public interest to do so and if additional time is needed to complete the updating of the limited partnership information and payment records of the limited partnership. In the event an order is issued regarding such extension, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue certificates of existence on those limited partnerships that are current through the preceding year.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.01" name="590-7-13-.01" title="590-7-13-.01">Rule 590-7-13-.01 Annual Registration Processing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.02" name="590-7-13-.02" title="590-7-13-.02">Rule 590-7-13-.02 New Registration Filings</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.03" name="590-7-13-.03" title="590-7-13-.03">Rule 590-7-13-.03 Annual Registration Filings</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.04" name="590-7-13-.04" title="590-7-13-.04">Rule 590-7-13-.04 Depository</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.05" name="590-7-13-.05" title="590-7-13-.05">Rule 590-7-13-.05 Computer Tape</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.06" name="590-7-13-.06" title="590-7-13-.06">Rule 590-7-13-.06 Annual Registration Notifications</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.07" name="590-7-13-.07" title="590-7-13-.07">Rule 590-7-13-.07 Annual Registration Processing</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.08" name="590-7-13-.08" title="590-7-13-.08">Rule 590-7-13-.08 Annual Registration Updating</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.09" name="590-7-13-.09" title="590-7-13-.09">Rule 590-7-13-.09 Retention of Annual Registrations</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.10" name="590-7-13-.10" title="590-7-13-.10">Rule 590-7-13-.10 Failure to File Annual Registration</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/590-7-13-.11" name="590-7-13-.11" title="590-7-13-.11">Rule 590-7-13-.11 Extensions of Filing Time</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2018 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>