Registered agents— what you need to know.

Firstbase.io offers a comprehensive package that includes all state filing fees, company formation, an EIN, post-incorporation documents, a US bank account, special offers and discounts from our partners, and a full year of registered agent fees.

In this article, we will focus on the importance of a registered agent when forming a new company in the US.

What is a Registered Agent?

In US business law, a registered agent, also known as a statutory agent, is a business or individual designated to receive service of process (SOP) when a business entity is a party in a legal action such as a formation, lawsuits, or a summons. The registered agent’s address may also be where the state sends the paperwork for the periodic renewal of the business entity’s charter if required.

The registered agent for a business entity may be an officer or employee of the company or a third party located in the same state.

To put it simply, a registered agent is a responsible third-party, an organization, or individual located in the same state that your business is established in. They are legally designated or allowed to receive service of process notices, correspondence from the Secretary of State, official government notifications, like the IRS in some instances, tax forms, and notices of lawsuits. In other words, a registered agent is someone who represents your company.

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Sounds great, right? It gets better. Aside from providing peace of mind, a registered agent will make sure you don’t miss important information involving your business, including your tax payments or lawsuits. The registered agent will look out for your best interests, especially if you are a foreign business owner, so you can focus on what’s really important: running your business.

Firstbase.io provides you with all the tools you need to start your US-based company, including a full year of a registered agent. Having a registered agent responsible for these crucial tasks means you can operate your business remotely with confidence in compliance.

Additionally, the registered agent will also keep copies of your company’s most important documents, such as your company’s certificate of formation or incorporation, as a backup for emergency situations.

Firstbase.io ensures your personal information will not be part of any public record in the state you incorporate. The registered agent’s name and physical address will be public instead of yours.

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A registered agent will allow you to maintain flexible business hours and operate in an entirely different country or continent. The registered agent must be available from 8 am to 5 pm every weekday. By designating a third-party registered agent service, you can operate freely without concerning yourself about any time zone differences.

Finally, a registered agent can also offer business and personal guidance. They will be happy to provide you with additional support if your business runs into a problem or if any questions arise.

These are all the benefits of having a registered agent for your company, the first year of registered agent fees are included in our package. Firstbase.io serves clients in countries all over the world — from Russia to the Far East, Africa, the Middle East, and beyond. We have made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to start a business in the United States and establish a bank account even while abroad.

Firstbase.io is dedicated to helping founders from all over the world easily launch a US-based business. From anywhere, in a few days. Firstbase.io’s powerful platform enables entrepreneurs a convenient way to grow and access to the most powerful startup ecosystem in the world. Learn how fast and easy it is to set up a US-based corporation using Firstbase.io.

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