Contributed by Deanna Kelly, Office Manager

Corporate Record Keeping is very important. It’s the difference between being a Corporation or not. At the least you would need Minutes for an Annual Meeting. Minutes are very simple: Who, What, When, Where, Why.

Who was at the meeting?
What kind of meeting (Special or Annual)?
When was the meeting?
Where was the meeting?
Why did you have a meeting (what was discussed)?

You write or type this out and place it in your corporate book behind the Minutes tab. Minutes should be in chronological order.

Day to day business does not require a meeting or minutes. Anything outside of day to day minutes (ie. purchase of property or vehicle by the corporation) requires a meeting, minutes and a resolution. All to be filed in your corporate book.

You should have a meeting each year to elect new officers & directors. The resulting minutes should be filed in the corporate book as discussed previously.

Even though LLC record keeping requirements are not as stringent as for Corporations, you should still maintain a Company Record Book. If you don’t have a Record Book for your Corporation or LLC, we can provide one for you. Just give us a call toll free at (888) 274-1130.

FYI we have Annual Minutes forms on our web site that you may print out and complete. To find them go to our web site  at https://americancorpenterprises.com and click the link for our Resource Center.

Read our previous post about Corporate Record Keeping and Asset Protection.

Also see IRS Audits and Record Keeping https://elitebookkeepingtaxservices.blogspot.com/2013/05/irs-audits-and-record-keeping.html

Find out more about American Corporate Enterprises by visiting our website at https://americancorpenterprises.com. At American Corporate Enterprises, Inc., we have the expertise to handle all your incorporation needs! Contact us Toll free (888) 274-1130 or (775) 884-9380 today.

At American Corporate Enterprises, Inc., we have the expertise to handle all your incorporation needs! Contact us

Toll free (888) 274-1130 or (775)884-9380 today and visit our website at www.americancorpenterprises.com.