Info About Your Hawaii Registered Agent
Let me tell you about why you need a registered agent in Hawaii.
Why are there resident agents in the first place?
Back in the good old days, you just tended the farm and paid your taxes to the king. Gradually, economies changed, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These types of business entities were created to protect business owners from liabilities and provide tax advantages. Business entities are furnished stature that is independent from the people who form them. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for people to figure out that they could stay away from business lawsuits by personally hiding from servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most jurisdictions compel business entities to appoint a “registered agent.”
In a nutshell, who can be a registered agent?
Your Hawaii resident agent needs to be a company or individual who is a legal resident of your state. A registered agent must be present to accept legal documents during standard business hours. Registered agents in Hawaii must provide a legal, office address within Hawaii.
What kind of benefits come from having a registered agent in Hawaii?
Businesses in Hawaii benefit in numerous ways by designating a resident agent. First and foremost, choosing a resident agent keeps your company in conformity to Hawaii state code. With registered-agent.net as your registered agent, anytime you get any service of process, legal notice, annual report notification or letter – we accept those on your behalf. In minutes, we’re scanning your documents into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any files we upload into your registered agent account. Additionally, we also monitor your Hawaii filing deadlines and send you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your report ahead of schedule with the Hawaii Secretary of State.
Can I get in trouble if I don’t have or fail to maintain a registered agent for my company?
There can be consequences for failing to maintain your Hawaii registered agent. Fees may or may not be assessed. The Hawaii Secretary of State may revoke your LLC or corporate legal status if you don’t maintain your registered agent in Hawaii.