Most states require all entities filed to have and maintain a physical presence within the state, even if you will not be operating your business in that state.
A Registered Agent (sometimes called a statutory agent, resident agent or agent for service of process) is a business or individual appointed by you to receive correspondence from the secretary of state and other official government notifications on behalf of your entity.
The Registered Agent address is where the state government will send Service of Process when a business entity is a party in a legal action such as a lawsuit or summons. They can also contact your Registered Agent with legal and tax correspondence, including franchise tax forms, notices of litigation and required annual report forms.
Why Use a Registered Agent Service?
- If you do not have a physical address in the State you are registering your business, you will need to assign a local person or entity to be your representative in that State.
- In most states, an entity can not serve as its own Registered Agent. By using a Registered Agent service, like the one offered by Riverside Filings, you can preserve your privacy by setting up a public-facing contact and address for your business that is separate from your personal or business address.
- A Registered Agent service can also help you avoid the hassles and inconvenience of managing all of your own documentation from the state as well as receiving spam mail. The Registered Agent service also helps you stay on top of deadlines (such as required annual reports) to keep your business in good standing, and will forward any important documents to you.
Riverside Filings can provide your business with a registered agent in any state across the United States.
Reach out now to see how Riverside Filings can help your business maintain its corporate status and Good Standing efficiently and cost-effectively while helping you stay worry free.