NRAI at www.RegisteredAgent.com, offers registered agent services for a plethora of businesses ranging from large to small, foreign or domestic, within the State of Connecticut. As the designated agent for your entity, a registered agent receives Service of Process served upon your company within the jurisdiction of any state in which the company conducts its business. Generally defined, Service of Process includes any legal proceeding, legal notice, or official government communication presented to the company while it is within the authority of a state. A registered agent is similarly responsible with the receipt and forward of official correspondence from the Secretary of State including documentation such as annual report notifications and other compliance filings.
Offering other services such as our document library, which provides forms and applications from all jurisdictions, and our Company Guard® service that provides clients with e-mail notifications of important filing dates and much more, NRAI serves to cultivate and nurture your business by upholding its status within the corporate world in the most effective, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Help us help you stay stress and worry free. If you currently employ a registered agent who is hindering your company's legal ability and neglects to provide your company with the right tools and services you need to protect your business, we can step in and serve you in the upmost way possible. To change your registered agent to National Registered Agents, Inc, you can simply contact us and provide our account representatives with the information below:
Corporations in Connecticut
As an individual and divergent legal entity, a corporation is granted the authority to open a bank account, own property, and operate its business under its own name. Managed by a board of directors that are responsible for making business decisions and overseeing the general affairs of the corporation, a corporation is entitled to obtain assets, sue or be sued, and enter into contracts among other daily tasks of a business. Corporations issue shares of the company, commonly referred to as stocks, to individuals that supply the company capital needed to conduct business. The cardinal advantage of operating business as a corporation is such that these stockholders or shareholders, more simply known as the owners, do not bear any personal liability to the corporation's debts and liabilities. For instance, if a corporation is being sued and as a result is then forced into bankruptcy, the owners do not bear any responsibility to liquidate their personal assets in order to cover the debt owed. If the assets of the corporation do not entirely cover the debts owed, the creditors bear no legal right to withdraw from the assets of any of the stockholders, directors, or officers of the corporation to recover any deficit. This protection continues as long as the corporation adheres to its by-laws and its corporate governance process.
Forming a Domestic Corporation in Connecticut
In order to operate as a corporation, the company must include one of the following words in its title: Corporation, Incorporated, Limited or Company. An initial fee of $30.00 is required to reserve a name for 120 days with an additional $25.00 charge for expedited service. As part of the process of forming a business in Connecticut, it is required to submit Articles of Incorporation to the Secretary of State costing $50.00 and an additional $ 25.00 for expedited service respectively. Every corporation has the legal duty to assign a registered agent and registered office in the state of jurisdiction to represent its business. It is required that the registered agent be a resident of Connecticut or be a corporation that has authority to carry out its business in Connecticut. Furthermore, a $150.00 minimum franchise tax is incurred in accordance to the comprehensive number of authorized shares. Finally, the executed copy of Articles of Organization and the First Annual Form must be filed with the Secretary of State within thirty days post organization meeting, incurring an additional payment of $75.00.
Forming a Foreign Corporation in Connecticut
Similar to creating a domestic corporation, forming a foreign corporation in the State of Connecticut requires that an Application for Certificate of Authority in addition to a Certificate of Legal Existence from the state of incorporation be filed with the Secretary of State. Fees for such filings include $30.00 to reserve a business name ($55.00 for faster service), a second $30.00 fee for the application for the Certificate of Authority ($55.00 for quicker service), and lastly a $225.00 License Fee.
Forming a Domestic Limited Liability Company in Connecticut
A Limited Liability Company is a type of business that incorporates aspects of both a corporation as well as a partnership. Such a business is characterized by the liability of the company being limited to its owners. In Connecticut, upon creating a domestic LLC, it is mandatory by law that a registered agent and office be appointed. The newly fashioned LLC is obliged to contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." in the title it will operate business under. If the business name chosen is available, one is permitted to reserve it for a 120 day period for a$30.00 fee along with a submittal of an Articles of Organization to the Secretary of State. The filing fee runs the LLC $60.00 with an optional additional $25.00 fee for speedier service.
Forming a Foreign Limited Liability Company in Connecticut
If your company is interested in conducting business within the jurisdiction of the State of Connecticut but you are, however, incorporated in a different state, it is imperative that said business assign a registered agent and registered office in order to operate lawfully. A subjected $30.00 fee is charged to reserve the business name over a 120 day period in addition to a filed Application for Certificate of Registration with the Secretary of State. This filing fee is once again $ 60.00 with an optional additional $25.00 for expedited service.
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