ABOUT YOUR REGISTERED AGENT IN ALABAMA
Here’s the low-down about registered agent service in Alabama.
Why do we have statutory agents in the first place?
Long ago, you just fought dragons and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies evolved, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various company structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are given status that is separated from the person or persons who form them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for owners to figure out that they could dodge legal actions by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most States compel business entities to appoint a “registered agent.”
In a nutshell, who can act as a registered agent?
Your Alabama resident agent should be a company or individual who is a legitimate citizen of Alabama. A registered agent should be available to accept service of process during normal business hours. Alabama registered agents must provide a legal, business address within the state of Alabama.
How does my company benefit from having a registered agent in Alabama?
Businesses in Alabama benefit in several ways by selecting a resident agent. Obviously, nominating a resident agent keeps your business entity in compliance with Alabama state code. Having registered-agent.net as your Alabama registered agent, anytime you are sent any legal notification, service of process, annual report notification or letter – we accept those in your place. Within minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any files we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also keep an eye on your Alabama filing due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork on time with the Alabama Secretary of State.
How can I appoint my registered agent?
Usually you would designate your resident agent as part of your business formation paperwork; your articles of organization or articles of incorporation. If you’re just starting your business, we can assist you with that. If you already appointed a registered agent but you’re looking for a better fit, we can help you with that too. Of course, whether you’re starting or need to make a change, the best method is to sign up for our Alabama registered agent services.