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Published On: Sat, Jan 13th, 2018

Choosing a registered agent for your LLC: Keeping mind few basic services

Were you just thinking of starting a business of your own to ditch those corporate cubicles and be your own boss? If yes, you should have been familiar to the fact that starting off with a business is not an easy task. There are numerous things that you need to consider in order to build a successful business. So, if you wish to form an S-Corp or an LLC, you have to hire what you call a registered agent so that you don’t have the difficulty of working alone in your state.

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When you have a legitimate registered agent, you can safeguard your personal information from flashing on the internet. But before you hire registered agents, you need to get a clear idea on the basic services that you can expect from them. Read on to know more on this.

 

  • Legal working office

 

Your registered agent will require maintaining definite business hours. What is the reason behind this? Well, this is because your lawsuit will be serviced any time during 8 am and 5 pm, from Monday to Friday. In case the registered agent is a single-man shop and that single man steps out of office, who will be there to sign your lawsuit? Not being able to receive your lawsuit is a bad thing and this is when a registered agent will come of help.

 

  • Forwarding of mails

 

For the major part of your business, the entire legal documents which are related with the business will be directly sent to the office address that has been registered. This will comprise of the correspondence from the state and federal government and other tax documents from the IRS. Hence, you should ensure seeking help of a registered agent who can continue with services like forwarding of federal mail to the clients.

 

  • Protecting personal information

 

One of the benefits of hiring a registered agent is that they will use their address as the members and directors address. You will get enough privacy as this will prohibit the attorneys from identifying the main people behind a company. Moreover, with the help of registered agents, you wouldn’t have to handle those few extra pieces of junk mail.

 

  • Organization of documents

 

As your business grows, you will gradually stop worrying about keep a tab on the vital paperwork like Articles of Incorporation, Operating Agreement or the state reports. If you hire a worthy registered agent, he will do everything to keep the copies handy so that you can immediately get them when you need them. This can also be a lifesaver when you’re all set for a business trip or if you are opening a bank account and you don’t have the corporate papers in your hand.

Therefore, now that you know the reasons for having a registered agent for your S-Corp or LLC, what are you waiting for? Make sure you hire a professional one who can help you with all the above mentioned services.

Author: Pankaj Deb

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