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Registered Agent In Hawaii Info

Let me tell you about getting a registered agent in Hawaii.

Why do we have statutory agents in the first place?

Long ago, you just fought dragons and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies changed, new business structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are given stature that is independent from the individuals who form them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for people to understand that they could stay away from legal actions by personally steering clear of process servers. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State compel companies to designate a “registered agent.”

Sum it up for me, who can be a registered agent?

Your Hawaii resident agent should be a company or individual who is a legal citizen of the state. A registered agent ought to be on hand to receive legal documents during standard business hours. Hawaii registered agents must provide a legal, office address within the state of Hawaii.

What are the advantages of having an Hawaii registered agent?

Businesses in Hawaii benefit in several ways by designating a registered agent. Most importantly, choosing a resident agent keeps your company in compliance with Hawaii state code. With as your registered agent, as soon as you receive any legal notification, service of process, annual report notification or letter – we accept those in your place. In minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any paperwork we upload into your client account. Additionally, we also monitor your Hawaii filing due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report on time with the Hawaii Secretary of State.

Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for in a registered agent?

Experience: You want to choose a registered agent who knows what they’re doing, who’s been performing the duties of a registered agent for several years and has a solid track record.

Trustworthy: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will fulfill their duties and be available during typical business hours to receive legal documents and service of process.

Solid Reputation: Your Hawaii registered agent must have be known for forwarding service of process and legal paperwork in a reliable and timely manner. If they accept legal documents on your behalf and don’t deliver them to you, your company could end up with a judgment against you in court without even knowing your company is party to a lawsuit.

Customer Relations: What if you need to clarify or have a question about some aspect of your business as it relates to the State. You don’t want to discuss it with someone reading off a script in a call center in some foreign country, you want to talk to a consumer service rep who actually knows a thing or two about commercial registered agent service in Hawaii.

Optional Services: In addition to basic registered agent service (by accepting your legal paperwork), check to see if your registered agent offers additional services like: Customized documents for your state filings, reminders for important filing dates and deadlines, any other tools that will keep your business in good standing with the state.