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

When I was a kid, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies evolved, new business structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of company structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are afforded standing that is independent from the people who start them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for owners to figure out that they could avoid business lawsuits by personally hiding from process servers. So, to get rid of that loophole, most jurisdictions insist that business entities to designate a “registered agent.”

What are the functions of a normal registered agent in Kansas?

A registered agent in the State of Kansas furnishes a physical address where someone is present during regular business hours. Your registered agent is responsible to accept delivery of legal documents and service of process on behalf of your company and then forward these documents on to your business. In addition, your Kansas registered agent will prompt you about important filing due dates like annual report filings and other things to keep your business compliant. They can also double check to make sure your business is in “good standing” with Kansas business codes.

Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my resident agent?

There are few restrictions relating to who can act as your registered agent here. In particular, the person or entity acting as your resident agent needs to be available and located at a physical street address within the state of Kansas during normal business hours. They will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is important that you appoint a solid company, like when choosing your registered agent.

What are the advantages of having a registered agent?

Kansas businesses benefit in several ways by appointing a resident agent. Most importantly, nominating a resident agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. Having as your 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 customer account. You’ll receive instant notice of any documents we scan into your client account. Additionally, we also keep an eye on your Kansas filing due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your paperwork on time with the State of Kansas.