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U.S. Company FormationsWe provide personalized company formation services in Delaware, Wyoming and Florida, all of which are ranked in the top 10 U.S. states considered best for business. Anyone starting a business anywhere in the world should consider setting up a U.S. entity in Delaware, Wyoming or Florida. The procedure for a non-U.S. resident setting up a U.S. business is the same as the procedure for a U.S. resident. Because U.S. citizenship and U.S. residency are not necessary to set up a U.S. company, non-U.S. residents can start or expand a business on American soil as easily as a U.S. resident.
Should I Incorporate in Delaware, Wyoming or Florida? Yes! Anyone starting a business anywhere in the world should consider setting up a U.S. limited liability company (LLC) in Delaware, Wyoming or Florida. Most U.S. businesses owned by non-U.S. residents are established in Delaware, Wyoming or Florida because these states have the best company law in the United States. Read this New Times Article Delaware is second to none when it comes to protecting your privacy. In fact, some U.S. states are so protective of your privacy that other countries have complained about this fact (read this article in the Economist). Many of our international clients set up a Florida or Wyoming company with a Delaware company on top of it as the parent company (i.e., the 100% owner of the Florida or Wyoming company). Depending on the purpose of the company, there are good reasons for doing so! In any event, given the depth, privacy, predictability and pro-business cast of Delaware, it makes good business sense to set up your U.S. business in Delaware. Read the GAO 2006 Report of U.S. Company Formations Anyone starting a business anywhere in the world should consider setting up a U.S. limited liability company in Delaware, Wyoming or Florida. Contact Us
Delaware, Wyoming & Florida Company Formation & Virtual Office Services A little information about how we got started. For many years we placed our clients with third party registered agents. They were “big-box” service providers and we were just a number. Their customer service did not meet our expectations. As a result, we started providing our personalized registered agent services in Delaware, Florida and Wyoming. We are very familiar with Delaware, Wyoming and Florida company formations, so if you need legal or tax advice, we will gladly help you and answer your questions.Our resident agent and registered office services are top notch. We also offer personalized fiduciary and banking trustee services, company management services including mail, virtual office services, and miscellaneous secretarial, legal and administrative services. You will receive your U.S. mail if you select us as your mail forwarding agent. Many of our competitors do not forward mail timely; they just let it sit in their mail room. Your company mail receives our immediate attention. We also offer fiduciary and banking trustee services and company management services including mail and fax forwarding, document remailing and call handling (also known as "virtual office" services) and miscellaneous secretarial, legal and administrative services. Contact Us for a Consult
Registered Agent? A U.S. company is required to have a registered agent and a registered office, both of which must be reported to the state government. The registered agent must be either an individual who resides in the state or a foreign or domestic entity that is authorized to transact business in the state. The registered agent's address must be identical to the registered office's address and cannot be a post office box. To change either the registered office or the registered agent, a statement of change must be filed with the state government. The new registered agent must sign the statement of change and accept the appointment as registered agent. Unhappy with your current resident agent in either Delaware, Wyoming or Florida? Contact Us
Purpose of Resident AgentA registered agent is a representative appointed in a business entity's corporate registration documents with responsibility to accept: service of process, annual reports, tax notices, and official agency correspondence intended for the company. A registered agent's primary responsibility is to forward service documents to the appropriate contact within the company in a timely manner. Laws require a corporate entity to name a registered agent in their corporate documents. A registered agent must always remain on record or the entity could be administratively dissolved. Laws require the registered agent to be physically located in the state of business with a street address for accessibility. Post office boxes are not allowed. A registered agent should maintain accessibility to their physical location during normal business work hours without closure, except holidays. A business entity cannot act as its own registered agent. Annual reports, tax notices and other official correspondence are also forwarded to the registered agent. Failure to file an annual report could cause the company to lose its good standing and liability protection. The registered agent service provided does not include tasks or work pertaining to maintenance your corporate charter with the state such as filing annual reports, paying annual franchise fees, calling and holding meetings of owners, or preparing meeting minutes or resolutions of the entity.
Setting Up a U.S. LLC The U.S. limited liability company (LLC) is neither a corporation nor a partnership. It is instead a distinct type of entity mingling the characteristics and powers of a corporation and a partnership. The owners of an LLC are called "members," not partners or shareholders. Unlike a corporation, which has Articles of Incorporation accompanied by By-Laws, an LLC uses an "Operating Agreement" that details how the entity will be run. The Operating Agreement is not filed with the state government and changes do not need to be filed with or approved by the state. The managers or members should devise an operating agreement to govern the operations of the limited liability company, and should maintain proper records consistent with the forms contained herein. Contact Us For Help
Annual Renewal Fees The annual renewal fee is government fee paid to keep your company in good standing. The government fee is essentially a fixed amount that all companies pay in lieu of tax. Regardless of the name it´s called (i.e., a franchise tax, exempt duty, or registration fee), it is quite simply a fixed fee levied by the government for the privilege of being incorporated "under the flag" of the particular safe "haven" state like Delaware.
Registered Office Annual Renewal Fees The registered office and registered agent fee is a professional fee which employs the registered agent as the official intermediary between the owners of the company and the government and pays for the usage of the office address as the legal address (not commercial address) of the company should it be subpoenaed. As the law requires that in order to be in good standing every company must have a registered office and a registered agent, this service is mandatory.
Why should I pay for the Registered Office and Registered Agent if I don't use them?You do use them. The Registered Agent acts as the official intermediary between your company and the government. Contact Us
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