SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – A business owner got what he thought was a bill from the government. Instead of mailing a check, he emailed the letter to On Your Side.
At the Jamaican Patty Co. on South Campbell Avenue, owner, Du’Sean Howard is hard at work. Howard is from the Caribbean.
“(I) came to the United States for an opportunity. A better opportunity,” he said.
He recently expanded his business to include a market. He got an LLC. Then a letter arrived in his mailbox. It’s a certificate of Good Standing request form. Which is a real thing through the Missouri Secretary of State’s office. It costs $10. But this letter says to pay $73 to $75 for the certificate.
“Every year there’s a renewal of some type. Fees go up,” said Howard.
Howard plays by the rules. His business license and merchant license are displayed. Those are required