WARNING: The Secretary of State’s Office urges the business community to be cautious of misleading mailers being sent by private entities offering to prepare 2024 annual reports for a fee. The mailer may appear to be official government correspondence, but the fine print makes it clear it is not. Please read these mailers carefully. If you have any questions, please contact our office immediately via telephone at (601) 359-1633 or via electronic mail at CustomerService@sos.ms.gov.


Reporting of Beneficial Ownership Information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Beginning January 1, 2024, certain types of corporations, limited liability companies, and other similar entities created in or registered to do business in the United States must report information about their beneficial owners—the persons who ultimately own or control the company—to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). Additional information about the reporting requirements, including answers to questions such as “is my company required to report beneficial ownership information to FinCEN,” “who is a beneficial owner,” and “when do I need to report my company’s beneficial ownership information" is available on FinCEN’s beneficial ownership information webpage, FinCEN.gov/BOI. You can also subscribe to FinCEN Updates for future guidance documents.​



All LLC and Corporation annual reports are due by April 15, 2024.


The Business Services Division processes the formation of Mississippi corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business and non-profit entities. It also grants certificates of authority for foreign companies who wish to do business in the State of Mississippi. Liens under the Uniform Commercial Code are filed with this division.

The Business Services Division also regulates and approves all notaries public in the State of Mississippi. Mississippi Trademark applications are also registered here.

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please feel free to call us at 601-359-1633 and speak with one of our expert customer service representatives.


Baylea Blough
Assistant Secretary of State
Business Services & Regulation

125 S.Congress Street
Jackson, MS 39201

P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136