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What is a Texas registered agent?

A Texas registered agent is required for Texas Corporations and Texas LLCs registered with the Secretary of State. The registered agent is the designated contact in Texas for service of process and official notices. When we are your Texas registered agent, we scan and upload all documents received at our office in Austin.

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You get an instant online account. We:

  • Locally scan all docs in real time
  • Give you the forms to file
  • Tips to get your filing done fast
  • TX company management system
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Cheaper Sites Exist

Kind of, but we:

  • Include TX Franchise Tax reminders
  • Don’t raise the price once we get you
  • Will actually be your registered agent
  • Aren’t a suite number in a virtual office
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Texas Registered Agent Service $125 Total

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Our Texas Registered Agent Service Includes

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We Help Navigate Business Maintenance

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Local Document Scans

Real-Time Notifications

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Ready To Protect Your Assets

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Client Portal & Instant Service

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Texas Registered Agent Service

A Texas registered agent service accepts service of process and other legal notifications on behalf of Texas businesses. When we accept legal documents or official business mail on your behalf, we contact you immediately and upload these documents to your secure online account for you to view.

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What Do Texas Registered Agents Do?

Your Texas registered agent should do the following:

  • Accept legal documents and official mail on behalf of your business in Texas and get them to you fast.
  • Have a physical address (no P.O. boxes) in the state of Texas where they can accept legal documents (service of process) and official mail like tax notices. This location if called a registered office.
  • Keep regular business hours.

What makes Northwest different from other registered agent websites?

Big Data. Northwest Registered Agent doesn’t keep your credit card info or sell your data. Your personal details are safe with us.

This is serious! Choose a registered agent service you trust. Your registered agent in Texas is responsible for notifying you of any service of process or official documents. If your registered agent doesn’t fulfill its duty, you could be facing some serious legal problems. Northwest Registered Agent Service is the only national registered agent that locally scans everything into your online account in real time. We scan everything right at our office in Austin, Texas as soon as we receive it. Our notification system lets you know when you have service of process or anything else to view. We use a series of emails and phone calls to make sure you actually see the document.

Privacy. It is not uncommon for the public or a state official to contact the registered agent trying to get details about a business and/or its owners. Our staff is trained to keep your information private. We even have in house data security professionals who regularly test our systems. We know this serious.

Collections. We never send clients to collections. If you don’t want our service, that is fine. Don’t pay to renew and that’s that. Our trademarked slogan is “We’re Just Not Annoying.”  It’s our entire company policy.

We obviously think pretty highly of ourselves, but this is all we do. We have spent years perfecting our systems so we can provide you the best registered agent service possible.  It is all we do and we are good at it!

How do I change my Texas registered agent?

It costs $15 to change your registered agent in Texas. If you would like to switch to Northwest Registered Agent, we would be happy to prepare the filing for you and file on your behalf.

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Why do I need a Texas registered agent?

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State law requires all legitimate, registered businesses to appoint one.

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The secretary of state will reject your business filing if you don’t appoint a registered agent.

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A registered agent requirement gives the public and the state a reliable way to contact your business.

Why Your Life Will Be Better If You Hire Us:

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We can help you with your business filing. Most people are not familiar with Texas corporate filings. But we are. It is what we do. So let us help! As part of our registered agent service, we provide all the Texas forms and instructions you need in your online account, immediately after signup.

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This is only the beginning. You will have ongoing requirements to keep your Texas business in good standing. For example, each year, you have to file the Texas Franchise Tax with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. There are lots of penalties and fees if your Franchise Tax is past due, so you don’t want to forget to file! We always send reminders based on the May 15 Texas Franchise Tax due date. Our sophisticated business compliance reminder system does the work for you programmatically on the backend and provide you not only with a reminder, but the forms to file populated with your info on them. This is all included with our Texas registered agent service!

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Free tools. We give you everything you need to register and maintain your Texas business entity. To make things even easier, you can enter your corporate data once, and use that data to populate all kinds of corporate forms like annual meetings, amendments, and new registrations in additional states. We are not the kind of business that just does the minimum you need to get by. We are always improving our system and looking for new ways to help.

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Just call us! If you still need help filing in Texas, give us a call. We don’t have any salespeople, so when you call us, we are only here to help. We have a ton of experience and would be happy to walk you through the process.

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Where Is Northwest’s Texas Registered Office?

We accept and scan all of our Texas clients’ documents on-site at our registered office in Austin, TX.

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How Do You Deliver My Documents To Me?

When we accept a document on behalf of your business we will scan the docs from our Texas office within minutes to your online account. If you would like learn more, we created a registered agent infographic to illustrate our document delivery system.

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Can I Have My Business Mail Delivered To Your Texas Office?

  • We want to help if possible, but we don’t want all of your business’ mail.
  • Since your business is not on the lease at our address, the postal service might not deliver mail addressed to your business only.
  • As your registered agent in Texas, certified mail and official notices come addressed to us care of you.
  • If we do get some of your regular mail,  though, we’ll scan it to your online account in real time.

Who Needs A Registered Agent In Texas?

Anyone forming an Texas LLC or corporation in Texas needs a registered agent.

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How  do I search for a Texas registered agent?

  • You can do a Texas business name search on the state’s website
  • Type in the company name you are trying to look up.
  • Look at the TX registered agent name and registered office street address.

If you want to legally notify someone through their Texas registered agent service, just send a certified letter directly to the registered agent name and registered office address.

If you’re going to file in Texas you should know a couple of these things:

Filings take about 3-5 days to get completed. You can fax file anything with a credit card, or you can file online. Your registered agent does not need to sign your filing. If you’re qualifying an out of state entity, you need a 90 day or less old certificate of good standing from your home state of incorporation. This does not have to be an original certificate.

There are obviously a lot of registered agents in Texas, because there are just a lot of people in Texas. All we do is registered agent service. Acting as your TX registered agent is not a side line income for us. It IS our income. We take this responsibility very seriously. As your registered agent we strive everyday to provide you tools to help you run your business and build a real value to our registered agent service.

How To Order Texas Registered Agent Service:

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You sign up online at the top right corner of this page.

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We’ll become your Texas registered agent service after you make your business registration filing.

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We collect the first year’s fee for registered agent service up front.

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About a year later, we’ll send an invoice for another year of Texas registered agent service. If you want to keep using us, great; if you don’t, you can easily cancel.

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It’s easy to add registered agent services in other states if your business expands.

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We make your account a real go-to resource for you, not just for Texas registered agent service or paying a bill, but for keeping up with Texas corporate paperwork formalities.

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Info your registered agent should help you know and understand:

  • Domestic Texas corporations have one of the highest fees in the country of $300. So as far as Texas fees to run a business go, yes, it’s bigger in Texas.
  • Domestic Texas LLCs require a registered agent in Texas and cost $300.
  • Registering an out of state business entity in Texas will cost $775. Basically one of the highest fees in the US. The good news is that Texas has no personal income tax.

Texas has no personal income tax. Most states that have no personal income tax charge a gross receipts business tax, because otherwise, corporations and LLCs in Texas that claim S-Corp status would basically be able to operate tax free. Let’s face it. The TX government is going to need some income, so it’s going to have to come from somewhere. In Texas, the government has decided to make it come from businesses and not individuals (unless you own real estate!). The gross Franchise Tax receipt tax is 1% of all income you have in Texas, regardless of if you made any money at the end of the year or not. There is a huge exemption for small business though. Thank you oil companies for paying most of our taxes!!

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