A Kansas Registered Agent safeguards your business from legal issues – explore their crucial role in protecting your company now!
Before you form a limited liability company (LLC) in Kansas, you’ll need to appoint a resident agent. But what is a resident agent? What are they required to do, and who can be one?
A resident agent (referred to as a registered agent in most states) is an individual or company that is designated by the entity to receive important legal documents and official notices from the state on behalf of the business. This position is necessary because it ensures that the correct people within an LLC are notified of time-sensitive events such as service of process for lawsuits, garnishment notices against employees, and important tax notifications.
Kansas statutes (KS-17-7666) state that each limited liability company must have and maintain:
Yes, the law allows you to be your own agent, as long as you are a resident of the state and are generally available during business hours.
Being your own resident agent can be a headache for some business owners, so they opt to use a registered agent service instead. Here are a few reasons to consider hiring a service to act as a resident agent.
You’ll need to name your resident agent when you complete the official paperwork with the state to form your LLC, so you’ll need to decide who your agent or registered agent service will be before you begin that process. Of course, you’ll want to first be sure to inform whomever you’re appointing and get their permission to serve in that role.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
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