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Okay, here’s the scoop about getting a registered agent in Washington.

What is the reason for registered agents in the first place?

Long ago, you just herded sheep and paid tribute to the king. Eventually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various company structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Entities are afforded stature that is disconnected from the person or persons who form them. Sadly, it didn’t take long for people to figure out that they could dodge litigation by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to tighten up that loophole, most Secretaries of State require companies to appoint a “registered agent.”

What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my statutory agent?

There are only a few requirements about who can be your registered agent in Washington. In particular, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be available and located at a physical street address within the state of Washington during regular business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to receive all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is crucial that you choose a reliable company, such as [site name] when you’re choosing your Washington registered agent.

How does my business benefit from having a registered agent in Washington?

Companies in Washington benefit in several ways by appointing a registered agent. Obviously, choosing a registered agent keeps your company in conformity to Washington state code. Having as your Washington registered agent, anytime you are sent any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those for you. In minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll receive instant notification of any files we scan into your registered agent account. In addition, we also keep an eye on your Washington annual report deadlines and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report before it’s due with the State of Washington.

Why should I have a registered agent?

In the state of Washington, every business is required to pick a registered agent. In addition, the state needs an official registered office on record where your agent can be found during typical business hours. Starting a new business in Washington can be a awkward process. It’s essential that you complete an array of legal forms and documents. At [site name], we can assist your business by managing your statutory agent services.