ABOUT YOUR REGISTERED AGENT OFFICE IN NEVADA
Why do we have registered agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just herded sheep and paid tribute to the king. Gradually, economies changed, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Business entities are afforded status that is disconnected from the person or persons who form them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for owners to figure out that they could stay away from business lawsuits by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to tighten up that loophole, most jurisdictions insist that business owners to select a “registered agent.”
What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my statutory agent?
There are few requirements about who can act as your registered agent in Nevada. In particular, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be located and available at an official street address within Nevada during normal business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to receive all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is critical that you designate a reputable company, such as RegisteredAgentOffice.com when you’re choosing your Nevada registered agent.
How can having a resident agent benefit my business?
First and foremost, appointing our registered agent service keeps your business in adherence of state law. On top of that, we accept and scan any legal notice, service of process, annual report, or letter received into your online account locally in Nevada. You receive instant notification of any paperwork scanned into your Nevada resident agent client account.
As an added Nevada registered agent service, we also track your State annual report due date and forward you reminders with how-to links to submit your paperwork in a timely manner with the Nevada Secretary of State.
What should I be looking for when selecting a registered agent?
Solid Background: You want to hire a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for a few years and has a solid reputation.
Trustworthy: You have to be able to depend on your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will live up to their responsibilities and be available during normal business hours to receive service of process and other legal paperwork.
Solid Character: Your registered agent must have be known for delivering service of process and legal paperwork in a reliable and timely manner. If they accept legal documents for you and fail to deliver them to you, you could end up with a ruling against you in court without even knowing your company is involved in a lawsuit.
Customer Relations: Let’s say you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your business as it relates to the State of Nevada. You don’t want to talk to someone reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to chat with a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about business registered agent service.
Optional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal documents), make sure your registered agent offers additional services like: Pre-populated documents for your state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, any other tools that will keep your business in good standing with the state.