Montana Registered Agent
Here’s the low-down about finding a registered agent in Montana.
Why do we have registered agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just herded sheep and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Eventually, economies evolved, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These various business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are given status that is separated from the individuals who put them together. Unfortunately, it didn’t take very much time for owners to figure out that they could avoid business lawsuits by personally hiding from process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most Secretaries of State insist that companies to select a “registered agent.”
Sum it up for me, who can be a registered agent?
Your Montana registered agent should be a company or individual who is a lawful resident of the state. A registered agent ought to be present to receive service of process during regular business hours. Montana registered agents must provide a lawful, office address within Montana.
How will having a registered agent assist my company?
Most importantly, designating a registered agent keeps your business in adherence of Montana state law. In addition, we accept delivery of and scan any legal notice, service of process, annual report, or letter received into your customer account locally right here in Montana. You receive instant notification of any notices scanned into your Montana resident agent client account.
As an added service, we also keep track of your State annual report due date and forward you prompts with do-it-yourself links to file your paperwork before your due date with the Secretary of State.
What happens if I don’t have or fail to maintain a registered agent for my company?
There can be ramifications for not maintaining your Montana registered agent. Penalty fees may or may not be assessed. The Montana Secretary of State may revoke your LLC or corporate legal status if you fail to maintain your registered agent.