RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State
image of the Kansas Secretary of State seal
STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

Brian Stevenson, Director of Marketing
accessKansas
(785) 296-5154
1(800) 4 – KANSAS
brians@ink.org

THORNBURGH LAUNCHES
NEW ONLINE FILING SERVICE

Topeka, KS – Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today announced a new annual report online filing service. This new service was created through a partnership with accessKansas and will enable business entities to complete the entire annual report filing process online at www.accesskansas.org, the state’s official Web site.


Secretary Thornburgh said, “This new annual report filing service is an enhancement to our suite of online services and is another way the Secretary of State’s office is making state government more efficient. To date, more than 1,000 annual reports have been filed online. This new service is more reliable and is helping us meet our goal of being the ‘least complicated, most accessible agency in state government.’”


Previously, businesses were able to complete the annual report form online but were required to print the document and mail it in with payment. The new service allows business entities to complete the entire process online including payment with a major credit card. To file online a business entity must have an identification number that can be obtained at www.kssos.org or by contacting the Secretary of State’s office at (785) 296-4564.


Approximately 90,000 business entities are required to file annual reports. 95% of business entities can use the new online filing service.
 

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