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Does My Business Need a Registered Agent?

Dec 02, 2017

Let’s say you want to register your business in another state to take advantage of lower corporate taxes. If you don’t have a physical location in that state, you will need a registered agent to receive paperwork on your behalf. In today’s blog we will answer some commonly asked questions about registered agents.

What is a registered agent?

A registered agent is a responsible third-party that is registered in the same state your business entity was established. They receive service of process notices and official government notifications (correspondence from the Secretary of State, tax forms, lawsuit notices, etc.) on behalf of your company.

Why do I need a registered agent?

If you are registered in a state, you need a contact person in that state with a physical address — not a PO box. Your registered agent does not have to have a role in the operation of the business itself, but may serve other purposes if necessary. If you simply need someone to receive important tax information and legal documents on behalf of your company, a registered agent is the way to go.

Registered agents are also useful for companies that do have other representatives in a given state. For example, rather than receiving potentially embarrassing or damaging lawsuit paperwork at your principal place of business, you can have them received at your registered agent’s office.

Delegating responsibilities, especially those as important as receiving legal and tax documents, gives business managers the freedom to focus on their own specific responsibilities. Having a registered agent also decreases the chances that your business will miss an important document.   

Meet the Trusted Registered Agents at AADS

All American Document Services provides trusted registered agent services to companies across the country that value privacy, security and reliability.  We don’t just give our clients summons and other paperwork in a timely manner, we develop contingency plans that spring into action the moment a process of service occurs: we’ll know all the details, who to contact and what they need to know.

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