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Why do I need a registered agent?

If you own and/or run a small business, chances are your state requires you to have a registered agent.  Most do. But even if your state doesn’t, strongly consider getting one. A registered agent is a responsible third-party in the same state as the business, who can receive service of process notices, correspondence from the Secretary of State, and other official government notifications – usually tax forms and notice of lawsuits on behalf of the corporation or LLC.

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Why is this so Important? 

The state where your business is registered needs to know it has a contact person for your business in the state at all times (thus, PO boxes are not acceptable for registered agents). If you don’t have a physical location in that state, the requirement is especially urgent that you have a registered agent to accept documents on your behalf.

What Is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent is a responsible third-party who is registered in the same state in which a business entity was established and who is designated to receive service of process notices, correspondence from the Secretary of State, and other official government notifications, usually tax forms and notice of lawsuits, on behalf of the corporation or LLC.

Why Do I Need a Registered Agent?

If you do not have a physical location in the state in which your business is registered, you must select a registered agent to accept documents on your behalf. The state in which your business is registered needs to know it has a contact person for your business within the state at all times; accordingly, PO boxes are not acceptable addresses for registered agents.

What Does a Registered Agent Do?

A registered agent accepts tax and legal documents on behalf of your business, making sure you don’t miss important information regarding tax payments, lawsuits, or judgments involving your business; a registered agent may or may not have a role in the operation of the business itself.

Can You Be Your Own Registered Agent?

While it is usually legally possible to serve as your own registered agent, it is advisable to designate a third-party to perform this important role.

By having someone else responsible for the receipt of tax and legal documents, you can have the peace of mind that someone will always be available to claim such important information, which means you can leave the office freely, go on vacation, etc., without having to worry about missing any deliveries.

What Are the Benefits of Having a Registered Agent?

Besides not worrying about missing important documents, having a registered agent also means that you will not have to accept potentially embarrassing legal and tax documents in front of clients. Another advantage is that, as your registered agent’s address will remain the same, you can easily change your business location without necessarily having to file more paperwork to change your address with the state for each and every move.

What If I Don’t Designate a Registered Agent?

A business that does not select a registered agent may risk falling out of “good standing” with the state in which it is registered. Penalties can include license revocation, fines, and the inability to enter into legal contracts and/or gain access to the state court system. Moreover, reinstatement proceedings could include further monetary, civil, and possibly criminal sanctions as well.

  • ”Andrew Traub provided efficient and timely service that allowed us to set up operations quickly and correctly. His on-going guidance was extremely helpful and we appreciated particularly his rapid responses to queries (both on-line and by phone). We look forward to a long and productive professional relationship with him. ”

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    Hoya Partners LLC

    ”’The Traub Law Office’ provides an excellent ’Registered Agent Service’ and I would recommend their service to anyone forming a business entity in Texas. They are always helpful and furnish a lot of the best information in a timely way regarding your entity when available. The annual rate was also... read more

    D. Lacy III
    Texas Property Tax Appeals, LLC

    ”We couldn’t be happier with Mr. Traub’s services. We are located in Michigan and have several companies in Texas that required a local registered agent. Mr. Traub has exceeded our expectations. I can highly recommend him. ”

    Heather Drouin
    Eenhoorn LLC
  • ”Easy to do business with, no problems. Kind of a no brainer.”

    R. Sheldon
    eTopia LLC

    ”I appreciated the one-on-one communications. So far your registered agent services have been flawless. Thanks.”

    Alex
    ProTechKey Secure Credit, LLC

    ”So far I have been very pleased with the service provided by your law firm.”

    L. Srubas
    mbq food concepts, inc
  • ”Great very Dependable”

    S. McClary
    McClary Trucking Inc.

    ”Since it has been uneventful it is great!”

    C. Barber
    WillaKenzie Estate, Inc.

    ”The Traub Law Office is simply the best and the highest rated Registered Agent Service in Texas. As a happy customer, I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great law firm. With an outstanding reputation, Mr. Andrew Traub and his excellent team are just wonderful. They are... read more

    J. Walker
    ARINCO Technologies Inc.
  • ”Andrew Traub and his team serve as an exceptional Registered Agent through performing highly skilled and efficient duties on behalf of their clients.”

    A. Fraver
    Champion Net Systems LLC

    ”The Texas Registered Agents services have been excellent, kind, prompt, and very resourceful. Thank you for all your help.”

    d. padilla
    ATX CINEMA LLC

    ”Andrew Traub, from The Traub Law Office, has been a very responsive to our inquiries. As a registered agent, the company has provided constant communication with our company. The company’s reputation is outstanding and they have so far been a pleasure to work with. ”

    Reuben Ibanez
    Kawali Restaurant
  • ”services excellent”

    N. Reyes
    REYAM INC.

    ”I was impressed with how much additional information he provided to help me with my business. Thank you!”

    H. Ralston
    100th Monkey Mushroom Farm

    ”The Traub Law Office has done an excellent job in assisting our Company and giving us the support we need for our business. We plan to use them in the future.”

    A. Lopes
    Transfire Logistics, LLC

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