What is a registered agent?
If a business receives Service of Process (e.g., lawsuits) and does not respond, they could lose their incorporated status – putting business owners’ personal assets at risk. A registered agent is an individual or service provider who receives legal and tax documents on behalf of your business. Corporations need a registered agent, with a physical address, in every state in which they have corporate status.
Do I need a registered agent?
Yes. Corporate status is governed by states. So when a business expands to other regions, they must re-incorporate in each state to ensure protection of owners’ assets.
A registered agent is required in each state. While some individuals choose to act as the registered agent for their own business, it’s very hard to be in 2 places at once, much less 50. That’s where third party registered agents come in - even for single state corporations, there are a great many financial, legal, and time-saving benefits to naming a third party provider as your registered agent.
Why choose CT Corporation?
With CT Corporation, you can enjoy the best in registered agent services—and the peace of mind of knowing your small business is safe from legal and financial jeopardy. We’ll save you valuable time by keeping you informed on new business laws, deadlines, and upcoming tax and compliance requirements. In addition, our agents will promptly forward any documents received on your behalf, helping to avoid default judgments that would make YOU personally accountable for your business’ liabilities.
The industry leader for over a century, with the nation’s largest team of 1,100 registered agents, CT Corporation offers unparalleled service, a live customer support agent assigned to your business, exceptional ease of use, and secure, online access to important documents.