Appoint a New Registered Agent
Avoid any negative consequences by appointing a 3rd party Registered Agent like DoMyLLC. We offer registered agents in every U.S. state, we can manage any changing rules the states might impose and we can accept service of process on your behalf so that you are not tied down to a physical location.
Appoint a Registered Agent
Most states require that corporations and business entities appoint a registered agent to work on their behalf.This person is responsible for receiving service of process (legal documents) and government communications, managing filing deadlines and is essentially the gatekeeper of all the crucial information that is meant to keep your business running.
When filing the initial paperwork for the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization, you must designate a registered agent or the state may not approve your filing. Also, it is not enough to just have a registered agent listed in your documents; the corporation must maintain a registered agent in each state the company is registered to do business in.
Why Appoint a Registered Agent?
There are many benefits when you appoint a registered agent like DoMyLLC to manage the documents received by a corporation. If the business has been formed in a state that it’s not operating in, or the business operates in multiple states, we can manage the changing rules and regulations that must be met by each state.
Additionally, it is ideal to choose DoMyLLC if the business is home-based or does not have a physical street address to receive documents (like a real estate broker). When you appoint a registered agent it keeps your personal address from being listed publicly, and frees the business owner to conduct business outside of the home instead of being tied to the location to wait for potential serving of documents.
Consequences of Not Having a Registered Agent
Failure to appoint a registered agent can result in penalties for the corporation and possibly the owners. Consider this situation – your company is being sued, and the designated registered agent is on vacation, and not on site to receive the summons. The lawsuit can proceed without you and it may be too late to reverse any judgments that have been given.
Not maintaining a proper registered agent can also put your company at risk in other ways. Specifically, the corporation can lose its status of good standing with the state. Each state has its’ own standards for achieving “good standing”, and corporations may receive late fees and/or interest fees on annual payments when they fail to meet the requirements that have been set.
Other ramifications can include preventing the business from expanding into other states, obtaining financing or even bringing a lawsuit against someone.
And more severely, being out of “good standing” for a long enough period of time can result in administrative dissolution of the business which means all benefits of being a corporation or LLC have been forfeited, and the owners are directly responsible for all of the activity in the business.
What are the requirements for becoming a registered agent?
To become a registered agent, the following criteria must be met:
- Be a person over the age of 18 or an authorized entity by the Secretary of State
- Have a physical street address and office in the state that the business is incorporated in, and operate during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) throughout the year
What types of documents can a registered agent accept?
- Service of process – documents related to a lawsuit
- Tax documents – sent by the state or federal taxation departments
- Compliance documents – annual reports for the state
While it may seem easier to appoint an owner or employee as a registered agent, the specific requirements that must be met make it more desirable to appoint an outside party as the registered agent.
Trust the experts at DoMyLLC to be your registered agent. We’ll focus on the paperwork and ensure that all of your important documents are received, reports are filed, and that your corporation maintains its status of good standing. We promptly upload all of your documents into our secure system, allowing online access 24 hours a day.
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Appointing a Registered Agent is simple. Using DoMyLLC makes things easier on you by taking care of the heavy lifting.
A Registered Agent is a person or authorized entity who can accept legal documents, tax documents and notifications from a government office on behalf of a Corporation or LLC.
The main function of the Registered Agent is to receive service of process (legal correspondence) on behalf of the company. If the company is being sued, the agent is the person that will receive the lawsuit.
The Registered Agent can be any individual (over the age of 18) or authorized entity that resides at a physical location within the state of filing. A P.O. box does not qualify.
The agent is responsible for legal correspondence which is handled during normal business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
Our price is the best in the industry, only $99. Give us a call and we will match any competitor’s price, (888)-DoMyLLC (366-9552).
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