What has a business card got to do with it? If you think that makes any difference at all, you are clearly naive. It sounds like you failed to file your corporate minutes and maintain the books you were "required" to maintain, for the corporation. What sort of an idiot files papers creating a corporation, and fails to maintain the books, which includes articles of incorporation, certificate of incorporation, organizational minutes, by-laws, share certificates, etc.? You obviously didn't hire a lawyer to maintain your books and you didn't bother yourself. People don't generally do it themselves, because they don't know what to do but they DO hire a lawyer to keep the corporation "legal". So now you have to pay. It is not a fee and it is not just for existing. It is a fine for failing to comply with the law.
Certified Paralegal, with 25+ years' experience & with Corporate law experience.