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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 3:05am

Georgia Owes Nonprofits, Partnerships $2M

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.

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