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New York Registered Agent

Here’s the low-down about why you need a registered agent in New York.

Why do we have registered agents in the first place?

When I was a kid, you just tended the farm and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Entities are afforded status that is separated from the people who form them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for people to figure out that they could evade business lawsuits by personally hiding from servers of process. So, to get rid of that loophole, most jurisdictions compel business entities to designate a “registered agent.”

What are the requirements or restrictions I should know about my resident agent?

There are few restrictions relating to who can act as a registered agent here in New York. In particular, the entity or person acting as your registered agent must be located and available at an official street address within New York during regular business hours. They will be responsible to accept all legal and tax-related documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is important that you choose a solid company, like when choosing your registered agent.

How does my company benefit from having a registered agent in New York?

Companies in New York benefit in numerous ways by designating a resident agent. Obviously, choosing a resident agent keeps your company in conformity to New York state code. With as your New York registered agent, as soon as you get any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those for you. Within minutes, we’re uploading your files into your customer account. You’ll get an instant notification of any files we scan into your registered agent account. In addition, we also monitor your New York filing due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your paperwork before it’s due with the New York Secretary of State.

How do I designate my registered agent in New York?

Usually you would select your resident agent as part of your company formation paperwork; your articles of incorporation or articles of organization. If you’re just starting your business, we can help you with that. If you already selected a resident agent but you’re shopping around for a better alternative, we can help you with that too. Of course, whether you’re just getting started or need to make a change, the simplest way is to sign up for our registered agent service.