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Washington Registered Agent Info

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

Why are there registered agents in the first place?

Back in the good old days, you just fought dragons and paid tribute to the lord of the land. Gradually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Companies are given status that is separated from the person or persons who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take long for owners to work out that they could evade business lawsuits by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to tighten up that loophole, most States compel business owners to select a “registered agent.”

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

There are few requirements about who can act as your registered agent here in Washington. Specifically, the entity or person acting as your resident agent needs to be located and available at a physical street address within Washington during normal 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., for you. It is crucial that you appoint a solid company, like when you’re choosing your registered agent.

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

Businesses in Washington benefit in many ways by appointing a resident agent. Most importantly, nominating a statutory agent keeps your business in conformity to state law. With as your registered agent, as soon as you are sent any legal notification, service of process, annual report notification or letter – we accept those on your behalf. Within minutes, we’re uploading your files into your client account. You’ll get an instant notification of any paperwork we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also keep track of your Washington filing due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report ahead of schedule with the State of Washington.