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Tennessee Registered Agent

Let’s talk a little bit about why you need a registered agent in Tennessee.

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

Long ago, you just tended the farm and paid your taxes to the king. Gradually, economies evolved, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations 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 independent from the individuals who put them together. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for owners to figure out that they could evade legal actions by personally hiding from servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most States insist that business owners to appoint a “registered agent.”

Describe the duties of a standard registered agent in Tennessee?

A resident agent in Tennessee furnishes a legitimate address where someone is available during typical business hours. The registered agent is responsible to accept legal documents and service of process for your business and then send this paperwork on to your business. In addition, your Tennessee registered agent will remind you of important filing deadlines like annual report filings and renewals. They can also double check to make sure your business is compliant with Tennessee business codes.

What kind of benefits come from having an Tennessee registered agent?

Businesses in Tennessee benefit in numerous ways by appointing a resident agent. Most importantly, nominating a resident agent keeps your business entity in compliance with Tennessee state code. With as your registered agent, anytime you receive any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those in your place. Within minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your customer account. You’ll get an instant notice of any documents we upload into your Tennessee registered agent account. In addition, we also keep track of your Tennessee filing deadlines and email you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your report ahead of schedule with the Tennessee Secretary of State.

What should I be looking for in 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 a few years and has a solid track record.

Dependability: You need to be able to depend on your registered agent. You should be able to trust that they will live up to their duties and be available during normal business hours to accept service of process and other legal paperwork.

Solid Reputation: Your registered agent must have a reputation for delivering legal paperwork and service of process in a reliable and timely manner. If they accept legal papers on your behalf and don’t deliver them to you, your business could end up with a ruling against you in court and not even be aware that your business is party to a lawsuit.

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

Additional Services: Besides basic registered agent service (by receiving your legal paperwork), make sure your registered agent offers more services like: Customized documents for state filings, reminders for important filing deadlines and due dates, tools that will keep your company in good standing with the state.