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Registered Agent In Arizona

Okay, here’s the scoop about registered agent service in Arizona.

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

Long ago, you just herded sheep and paid your taxes to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies evolved, new business structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These various business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are given status that is separated from the individuals who put them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for owners to figure out that they could dodge legal actions by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State compel business entities to appoint a “registered agent.”

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

There are few restrictions about who can be a registered agent here in Arizona. 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 Arizona during typical business hours. Your Registered Agent will be responsible to receive all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., on your behalf. It is critical that you appoint a reliable company, such as when you’re choosing your registered agent.

What types of business entities need to have a Registered Agent in Arizona?

An Arizona LLC, foreign LLC, a corporation in Arizona, an out of State corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other Arizona enterprise is required to have a registered agent in Arizona and an Arizona registered office listed.