What is the ZenBusiness Registered Agent Service?

by Team ZenBusiness

- May 29, 2019 4:52 pm

The government gives you a surprising amount of freedom when it comes to the kind of business you can form and what name you can choose for it. (Sometime—ideally when you’re away from work and children—Google “weird business names.” You’ll thank us.) But one thing they must be strict about is having an official address to send correspondence to and an appointed “registered agent” who acts as a direct contact between your company and the state. Business registered agent services can provide this service for you, and there are many benefits to using the registered agent service from ZenBusiness.

What Is It?

Your business is legally required to have an official contact and address so it can correspond with the Secretary of State and other government offices. This address will receive Service of Process (that’s when someone serves you papers if your company is being sued), official correspondence, and other important legal and tax notices. For this reason, all business formations, even nonprofits, are legally required to appoint and maintain a registered agent.

What Is Included?

With the ZenBusiness registered agent service, you’ll always have an official location where you can send and receive state compliance documents. If the physical location of your business moves, you won’t have to pay additional filing fees or deal with the headaches of updating your registered agent address.

We also keep you organized with a list of key compliance events like filing your annual report and other important state deadlines.

Benefits of a Registered Agent Service

You could appoint yourself as the registered agent and list your business or home address, but there are a few important advantages to using the ZenBusiness registered agent service instead.

  1. Ensures Compliance – Satisfies your legal requirement to have a permanent physical office so your business stays in good standing with the state and avoids any penalties or fines.
  2. Adds Protection – Many companies with store fronts use a registered agent service to ensure they don’t receive any embarrassing legal or tax notices at their place of business.
  3. Keeps You Organized – As your registered agent, we’ll accept important legal documents and store them in your dashboard so you can view, download, or print them anytime online.

What Is Not Included With the Registered Agent Service?

A registered agent and their address is not your business address. The registered agent service only provides an appointed agent and address for receiving official state documents, so you cannot use it for your personal mail or for your regular business mail (e.g., dealing with clients, vendors, etc).

How Can You Get Our Registered Agent Service?

There are a few easy and inexpensive ways to purchase the ZenBusiness registered agent service for your business.

For new business formations, we offer four options so you can choose the one that best fits your company’s needs. Our Starter, Pro, and Premium plans all include the registered agent service, or you can choose to purchase the service separately for only $100 per year.

For existing businesses, we offer our change of agent service, where we will switch your existing registered agent over to our service at a low annual price.

Our registered agent service is a great example of ZenBusiness doing what it does best: giving you peace of mind so that you can stay focused on the parts of running your business that matter most to you. If you’re ready to launch your dream business today, sign up with us.

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