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Michigan Registered Agent

Okay, here’s the scoop about getting a registered agent in Michigan.

What is the reason for resident agents in the first place?

When I was a kid, you just fought dragons and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies changed, new business forms like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are furnished stature that is disconnected from the person or persons who start them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for people to understand that they could evade business lawsuits by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to get rid of that loophole, most States insist that business owners to select a “registered agent.”

What are the restrictions or requirements I should know about my registered agent?

There are not many requirements about who can act as your registered agent here. In particular, the entity or person acting as your registered agent needs to be located and available at a physical street address within the state of Michigan during regular business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is crucial that you designate a solid company, such as when choosing your Michigan registered agent.

How can having a resident agent help my business?

Most importantly, designating a registered agent keeps your business in adherence of state law. On top of that, we receive and scan any legal notice, service of process, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally here in Michigan. You receive instantaneous notice of any paperwork scanned into your Michigan resident agent online account.

As an added Michigan registered agent service, we also monitor your Michigan annual report due date and forward you reminders with how-to links to submit your paperwork on time with the Michigan Secretary of State.

What are the functions of a standard registered agent in Michigan?

A statutory agent in the State of Michigan furnishes a physical address where someone is available during normal business hours. Your registered agent is accountable to receive service of process and legal documents for your company and then deliver these documents on to your business. In addition, your registered agent will remind you of important filing deadlines like annual report filings and renewals. Your agent can also check to ensure your business is in conformance with the state.