Once a business is formed on the state level, most jurisdictions require corporations or Limited Liability Companies to designate a registered agent to receive documentation on behalf of the company. Very simply, a registered agent is an individual or entity upon whom documents relating to the corporation may be served.
To remain in compliance with state law, a Registered Agent must be designated to receive correspondence on behalf of the company. A Registered Agent will typically receive business and legal documents from county, state, and U.S. agencies on behalf of the corporation and/or LLC. These documents include such things as notice of litigation (service of process), franchise tax forms and annual report forms. (more…)