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About Your Utah Registered Agent

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

Why do we have registered agents in the first place?

When I was a kid, you just herded sheep and paid your taxes to the king. Gradually, economies evolved, new company structures like limited liability companies and corporations emerged. These various company structures were created to provide tax advantages and protect business owners from liabilities. Companies are given status that is independent from the people who start them. Sadly, it didn’t take long for owners to figure out that they could evade litigation by personally steering clear of process servers. So, to tighten up that loophole, most States insist that business entities to select a “registered agent.”

Are there any requirements or restrictions I should know about my registered agent?

There are not many requirements about who can be your registered agent here. Specifically, the entity or person acting as your resident agent must be located and available at a physical street address within the state of Utah during normal business hours. They will be responsible to receive all tax-related and legal documents, annual report forms, litigation (service of process) documents, etc., for you. It is important that you designate a reliable company, like Registered-Agent.net when choosing your registered agent.

How can having a registered agent benefit my company?

First and foremost, having our registered agent service keeps your business in compliance with state law. On top of that, we receive and scan any service of process, legal notice, letter, or annual report received into your online account locally in Utah. You receive instant notification of any notices scanned into your Utah resident agent client account.

As an additional Utah registered agent service, we also track your State annual report due date and forward you reminders with how-to links to submit your paperwork on time with the State.

What happens if I fail to maintain or don’t have a registered agent for my company?

Yes, there can be consequences for failing to maintain your Utah registered agent. Fees may or may not be assessed. Utah may revoke your LLC or corporate certificate of authority if you fail to maintain your registered agent.


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