Is The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) legal to operate in Washington? Could any of you get away with doing your State corporation paperwork like this?
According to the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, on 11/16/2006 at 12:13 AM the HSUS was forfeited for failure to file property return for 2006. The paperwork gets more interesting in 2009. On 6/3/2009 at 12:15PM, HSUS filed for re-instatement. In the comments section of the approval section that has no name filed in as “keyed by”, the paperwork reads Comments: “REQ 2006 thru 2009 PPRs filed.” I assume this means that the State is requiring the HSUS to file paperwork for the years 2006-2009.
There a no documents showing on the Maryland Dept of Assessment and Taxation website that 2006-2009 paperwork for the HSUS was ever submitted.
And then on Section F, HSUS checked box 1 that says “the coporation has done intrastate, interstate and foreign business in this state before qulification or registration as a foreign Corporation or after the qualification or registration was cancelled.” But the signature line is very disturbing. It is requesting the signature of President or Vice President and someone wrote in “see attached.” No attached paperwork is showing on the website.
Anyone out there understand why the HSUS, address listed is 2100 L Street NW Washington DC 20037, was allowed to do business for Three Years without being registered and then file a form with a signature that says “see attached”? And there has been NO forms filed since 2009 other than a switch of registered agent to CSC- Lawyers Incorporating Service Company on Feb 29,2012, the same day that HSLF filed as a lobbying group.