Texas Registered Agent Service

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!!

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. For more information about how we do things, check out our registered agent infographic.