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About Your Alaska Registered Agent

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

Why do we have resident agents in the first place?

When I was a kid, you just tended the farm and paid tribute to the king. Gradually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of company structures were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Companies are furnished standing that is separated from the individuals who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for owners to understand that they could stay away from business lawsuits by personally hiding out from process servers. So, to close that loophole, most jurisdictions compel business owners to appoint a “registered agent.”

In a nutshell, who can act as a registered agent?

Your Alaska statutory agent needs to be a company or person who is a legal resident of the state. They must be available to receive service of process during normal business hours. Registered agents in Alaska must furnish a lawful, physical address within Alaska.

What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent in Alaska?

Businesses in Alaska benefit in numerous ways by appointing a registered agent. Obviously, designating a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to Alaska state code. Having as your registered agent, anytime you are sent any legal notification, service of process, annual report notification or letter – we accept those in your place. In minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll receive instant notice of any documents we scan into your client account. Additionally, we also keep an eye on your Alaska annual report due dates and email you reminders with how-to links so you can send in your report before it’s due with the State of Alaska.

Can I get in trouble if I fail to maintain or don’t have a registered agent in Alaska for my company?

There can be consequences for not maintaining your Alaska registered agent. Fees may or may not be assessed. The State of Alaska may revoke your corporate or LLC certificate of authority if you don’t maintain your registered agent.