Kansas Registered Agent Info
Let’s talk a little bit about why you need a registered agent in Kansas.
Why do we have registered agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just fought dragons and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various company structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Companies are furnished stature that is separated from the person or persons who start them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for owners to figure out that they could dodge litigation by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State compel business entities to designate a “registered agent.”
What are the functions of a standard Kansas registered agent?
A resident agent in the State of Kansas provides a legitimate address where someone is available during standard business hours. The registered agent is responsible to accept delivery of service of process and legal documents on behalf of your company and then forward this paperwork on to your company. Additionally, your Kansas registered agent will remind you about important filing deadlines like annual report forms and other things to keep your business compliant. They can also double check to see to it that your company is in “good standing” with Kansas state law.
How does my business benefit from having a registered agent?
Kansas businesses benefit in numerous ways by selecting a resident agent. First and foremost, designating a statutory agent keeps your company in compliance with state law. Having RegisteredAgentService.net as your Kansas registered agent, as soon as you receive any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those on your behalf. In minutes, we’re scanning your documents into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any paperwork we scan into your client account. Additionally, we also monitor your Kansas filing deadlines and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your paperwork ahead of schedule with the Kansas Secretary of State.
Tell me the top 5 things I should be looking for when selecting a registered agent?
Practical Knowledge: You want to hire a registered agent who is competent at what they’re doing, who’s been acting as a registered agent for many years and has a solid reputation.
Trustworthy: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will fulfill their responsibilities and be accessible during normal business hours to accept legal documents and service of process.
Reputation: Your Kansas registered agent must have a reputation for forwarding legal documents and service of process in a timely and reliable manner. If they receive legal papers for you and don’t deliver them to you, you could wind up with a judgment against you in court and not even be aware that your company is party to a lawsuit.
Customer Relations: Just imagine you have a question about or you need to clarify some aspect of your company as it relates to the State of Kansas. 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 Kansas.
Additional Services: Besides basic registered agent service (by receiving your legal papers), make sure your registered agent offers additional services like: Pre-populated paperwork for state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, tools that will keep your business in compliance with State law.