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About Your South Dakota Registered Agent

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

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

Long ago, you just tended the farm and paid your taxes to the king. Eventually, economies evolved, new company structures like corporations and limited liability companies emerged. These various business entities were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Business entities are furnished stature that is independent from the people who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take very much time for people to figure out that they could avoid legal actions by personally hiding out from servers of process. So, to close that loophole, most Secretaries of State require business entities to select a “registered agent.”

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

There are not many restrictions regarding who can act as a registered agent here. In particular, the person or entity acting as your registered agent needs to be located and available at a physical street address within the state of South Dakota during regular business hours. They will be responsible to accept all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is important that you select a reliable company, like when choosing your registered agent.

How does my business benefit from having an South Dakota registered agent?

Companies in South Dakota benefit in numerous ways by appointing a registered agent. Obviously, designating a registered agent keeps your business entity in conformity to South Dakota state code. Having as your South Dakota registered agent, as soon as you are sent any legal notification, service of process, letter or annual report notice – we accept those in your place. Within minutes, we’re uploading your documents into your online account. You’ll get an instant notification of any documents we upload into your South Dakota registered agent account. Additionally, we also monitor your South Dakota filing due dates and send you reminders with how-to links so you can complete your report ahead of schedule with the State of South Dakota.

What types of companies are required to have a Registered Agent in South Dakota?

An LLC in South Dakota, out of State LLC, a corporation in South Dakota, an out of State corporation, a non-profit corporation or organization, a limited partnership, a limited liability partnership, or any other South Dakota venture is required to have a registered agent in South Dakota and an South Dakota registered office on file.