U.S. law requires that an LLC or corporation must have a Registered Agent available during normal business hours to receive certain document, including legal notices, correspondence from the federal and state government, and tax documents from the IRS. Indeed, the state will not approve a business’s Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization if the business does not designate a Registered Agent. Failure to maintain a Registered Agent is equally as risky.
If your business doesn’t maintain a registered agent, it is at risk in four ways:
A company that has locations in multiple states is required to register with each state (other than the original state of formation/registration) as a foreign entity, and each of these states will require a Registered Agent for each foreign corporation or LLC. In other words, a Registered Agent is required for each state in which you do business. By hiring a professional third party RA service, you can rest easy knowing that important legal and tax-related paperwork is being properly received and will be forwarded on to you.
Legalinc. offers Registered Agents in each of the 50 United States. For more information about our national Registered Agent services, please contact one of our experienced customer service professionals today.