When you start the process of establishing a new business in Mississippi, you will be asked to designate what is known as a “registered agent.” A registered agent is someone you choose to be responsible for receiving any notices or legal documents that the State of Mississippi may send to your company. These files are known as “service of process” and can include company tax documentation, legal records, or notices of upcoming filing deadlines. In other words, the individual or company you designate as your registered agent will be responsible for handling some of your company’s most important documents.
National Registered Agents, Inc. (NRAI) offers professional registered agent services for companies in the State of Mississippi. With a highly experienced team of lawyers and corporate service professionals, we have the knowledge and qualifications to represent your company in handling service of process from the state. Dealing with government bureaucracy can be time-consuming and frustrating, particularly for the busy company executive. Let us represent your company and interface with the state on your behalf, so that you can focus your energy on managing and growing your business. Should you decide to expand your business beyond Mississippi one day, we can also continue to serve you in any U.S. state, drawing from our vast network of professionals in all 50 states in the country. You will needed a dedicated registered agent in every state in which you decide to do business.
For a one-on-one consultation with one of our customer service specialists, call (800) 520-6724. You can also go to our website and complete our quick online quote form. At NRAI, we offer personalized service that ensures your business gets the customized solution it needs. In addition to registered agent services, NRAI also offers other professional services that may prove useful for your business, including an online business portal for managing your account or access to an online document library where you can download official state forms from any U.S. states.
Limited Liability Companies
Limited liability companies (LLC) operating in Mississippi can either be “domestic” or “foreign” LLCs. Domestic LLCs are companies that filed their Articles of Organization with the Michigan state government; foreign corporations are companies that filed their Articles in another state but are doing business in Mississippi.
Domestic: The names of all domestic LLCs must contain the phrase “Limited Liability Company”, “LLC” or “L.L.C.” Create your Articles of Organization (also referred to in Mississippi as a Certificate of Formation) and send it to the Mississippi Secretary of State. Make sure all signatures are in black ink. Also submit a $25 check to cover the filing fee.
Foreign: The names of all foreign LLCs must also contain the phrase “limited liability company,” “L.L.C.,” or “LLC.” Complete your Application for Registration of a Foreign LLC and send one original and one copy to the Secretary of State. Make sure all signatures are in black ink. Also provide an original of your completed Application for Appointment of Registered Agent. The Secretary charges a $250 filing fee for the Application for Registration and a $25 filing fee for the Application for Appointment of Registered Agent.
Like LLCs, all corporations operating in Mississippi are either “domestic” or “foreign” companies. Domestic corporations are companies that filed their Articles of Incorporation with the Michigan state government; foreign corporations are companies that filed their Articles in another state but are doing business in Mississippi.
Domestic: The names of all domestic corporations must include the words, "incorporated," "company," "limited," "corp.," "inc.," "co.," or "ltd.". Create your Articles of Incorporation and send two copies to the Secretary of State, along with a $50 check to cover the filing fee. The Secretary will file one copy and return the second to you with an official stamp. Within 60 days of becoming incorporated, you must provide the Mississippi State Tax Commission your completed Registration Application.
Foreign: The names of foreign corporations must meet the same requirements as domestic corporations (see previous entry). The Secretary of State requires that you provide the following items:
Within 60 days of qualifying for business in Mississippi, you must provide the Mississippi State Tax Commission your completed Registration Application.