We forward what we get for you from the state or the courts as quickly as possible by scanning and sending it to you by email.
It is crucial that you notify us if you change your email.
Absolutely not. Our address is not your business address. As your Registered Agent, we have many responsibilities, but we do not have to maintain a business address for you.
If you try this, then we will mark your mail “return to sender” or pitch it.
Except, of course, mail that comes from the state, government offices, or parties who have sued you. These will be forwarded to you by email at the address you have given us.
No, you may not!
A registered agent is not the same as an organizer or a filer.
We are required to maintain an office in the state and, during business hours, be available to accept service of summons and forward mailings to you from the courts, the state, or its agencies.
We ask for more contact information than just an email because we really do want to take care of our clients. I worry that email from us might go to your spam. If I am served on your behalf with a summons in a lawsuit, I try to confirm that you received the summons. It’s just the lawyer in me. We worry a lot.
Also, we might get something for a client with a short deadline. In these cases, it is really good to have a client's phone number, because we will call you.
I like to think this is the right thing to do, and certainly, it is a service that other registered agents do not provide for their clients.
Yes, so long as I have a good email address, and I can do my job of getting it to you.
Not quite. You need a Federal Employer's Identification Number (FEIN). You can only get this at the IRS.gov website. You cannot apply for this until you have your Missouri Charter number. Your Charter number will be assigned to your company once you have created your company on the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.
You will also go to the Missouri Secretary of State's website and answer their questions regarding your business transactions. Your answers determine if you have to register with Missouri as someone who should be collecting taxes, e.g., sales tax. The questions are simple to answer, and the site will tell you immediately if you have to register and get a Missouri tax ID number.
Missouri requires an LLC to have an Operating Agreement, but this does not have to be filed with Missouri. There are no cost operating agreements provided on the internet. We don’t provide these.
Unfortunately, no. These sites require a responsible party and sometimes even an Officer of the company to answer their questions. I cannot do it for you.
Possibly. There may be permits and licenses which your business needs. For example, a liquor license. You should call the municipality where your business is located and ask them what may be required.
The good thing is that we have great people in the Missouri Secretary of State's office, and they really do try to help. There is usually not a long wait time. Call the business services number on the Secretary of State’s website.
No. Please do not call unless you have a Registered Agent question. We charge a flat fee and keep our prices low in order to be affordable for everyone. When I was practicing, my hourly rate was $250/hour.
Also, I do not have corporate or tax expertise. Please call a corporate attorney or a CPA. I cannot give legal advice.
The best CPA that I know is Mark Wilson, a partner at Martz & Wilson. (314) 646-1040. He is located in Richmond Heights.
You must notify us and the Missouri Secretary of State, saying that you are no longer doing business in Missouri. There are two forms for this on the website of the Missouri Secretary of State.
We need to know so that we can stop billing you for our services.