TEXAS REGISTERED AGENT
Okay, here’s the scoop about registered agent service in Texas.
Why do we have resident agents in the first place?
Long ago, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies changed, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Business entities are afforded stature that is disconnected from the person or persons who put them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for people to figure out that they could stay away from litigation by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to get rid of that loophole, most Secretaries of State require business entities to designate a “registered agent.”
In a nutshell, who can perform the duties of a registered agent?
Your Texas resident agent should be a company or individual who is a legitimate citizen of Texas. A registered agent should be on hand to receive legal documents during normal business hours. Texas registered agents have to provide a legal, business address within the state.
How does having a resident agent help my company?
First and foremost, having our registered agent service keeps your company in compliance with state law. In addition, we accept delivery of and scan any service of process, legal notice, letter, or annual report received into your customer account locally here in Texas. You receive instantaneous notification of any documents scanned into your Texas registered agent client account.
As an additional service, we also track your State annual report due date and forward you reminders with do-it-yourself links to submit your report before your due date with the Secretary of State.
Why should I have a registered agent?
In Texas, every business is supposed to nominate a registered agent. In addition, the state of Texas requires an official street address on file where your agent can be found during typical business hours. Incorporating a new enterprise in the state of Texas can be a complex process. It’s important that you complete an array of legal forms and documents. At [site name], we can assist your business by handling your resident agent services.