Mon., April 30, 2012 7:05am (EDT)

Georgia Owes Nonprofits, Partnerships $2M
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
The General Assembly raised registration fees for corporations, partnerships, associations, domestic limited partnerships and limited liability companies from $30 to $50 in 2010. Nonprofits and out-of-state LLPs were accidentally charged $50 as well. They are supposed to pay between $25 and $30. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
The General Assembly raised registration fees for corporations, partnerships, associations, domestic limited partnerships and limited liability companies from $30 to $50 in 2010. Nonprofits and out-of-state LLPs were accidentally charged $50 as well. They are supposed to pay between $25 and $30. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
A programming error has caused the state of Georgia to owe nonprofits and out-of-state limited liability partnerships refunds totaling $1.8 million.

A 2010 fee hike was put into the state's computer systems incorrectly, causing nonprofits and LLPs to be over-charged.

The General Assembly raised registration fees for corporations, partnerships, associations, domestic limited partnerships and limited liability companies from $30 to $50 in 2010.

Nonprofits and out-of-state LLPs were accidentally charged $50 as well. They are supposed to pay between $25 and $30.

The Georgia Secretary of State says organizations that filed an annual registration between Aug. 12, 2010, and April 13, 2012, may be eligible for a partial refund.