About Your Registered Agent in Pennsylvania
Okay, here’s the scoop about why you need a registered agent in Pennsylvania.
Why do we have resident agents in the first place?
Long ago, you just herded sheep and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies evolved, new business structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of company structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are afforded standing that is separated from the people who put them together. Sadly, it didn’t take long for people to understand that they could dodge litigation by personally steering clear of process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most jurisdictions require companies to appoint a “registered agent.”
Sum it up for me, who can act as a registered agent?
Your Pennsylvania resident agent needs to be a company or person who is a lawful citizen of Pennsylvania. A registered agent should be on hand to accept service of process during standard business hours. Pennsylvania registered agents have to provide a legal, business address within the state.
How will having a registered agent aid my company?
First and foremost, designating a registered agent keeps your business in compliance with state law. Furthermore, we receive and scan any service of process, legal notice, annual report, or letter received into your client account locally here in Pennsylvania. You receive instant notification of any documents scanned into your Pennsylvania registered agent online account.
As an additional service, we also keep track of your State annual report due date and send you prompts with how-to links to submit your report in a timely manner with the State.
Why should I have a registered agent?
In Pennsylvania, every company is required to nominate a resident agent. In addition, the state of Pennsylvania requires an official registered office on file where your agent can be reached during typical business hours. Starting a new business in the state of Pennsylvania can be a cumbersome process. It’s important that you fill in a variety of legal documents and forms. At www.LLC-RegisteredAgent.com, we can assist your business by taking care of your registered agent services.