A Texas registered agent is a person or entity who is a legal resident of Texas and has a physical address in Texas and is open during normal business hours designated to accept service of process on behalf the corporation. P.O. Boxes are not acceptable. Texas requires a Texas registered agent to be on file at all times.
Failure to appoint or maintain a Texas registered agent may result in the corporation to fall out of “Active” status with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts office. This can cause an involuntary termination of the corporation or revocation of a foreign filing entity’s registration to transact business in Texas. The Texas Secretary of State will then forfeit your right to do business in Texas as a Texas corporation. This will lead to monetary penalties and a State fee to be assessed to reinstate your corporation back to “Active” status.
Can I act as my own Texas registered agent?
Yes, but there are some good reasons why that’s a bad idea: You cannot have flexible office hours. You must always be open to accept service of process during normal business hours; Legal papers that get served by a Constable or Sheriff will be delivered to your personal address potentially in front of your friends, family, clients, neighbors, or even vendors; You will be exposing your name and address publicly on the Texas corporation database; You will need to keep track of the annual filing due date yourself. If you miss the filing deadline it’s a $50 late file penalty!
IncorporateMax is locally owned and operated in the north Houston, Texas area. We promote a trustworthy and affordable Texas registered agent service to our local, Texas clients, as well as, our clients outside of Texas that operate a corporation in Texas. Our Texas registered agent service fee is cheaper than most mainly because we are not a national company. Our sole focus is specializing in Texas instead of worrying with all the other State’s compliance issues.
Our address is not for to be used as your business mailing address. However, you can use our address for IRS, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, and any other Texas tax agencies.
Our Texas registered agent service is for Texas LLC’s, Texas corporations, Texas non-profits, Texas limited partnerships, Texas associations, and Foreign Texas corporations.
We currently represent hundreds of clients throughout all counties and cities in Texas and clients that live outside of Texas that operate Texas corporations.
We also provide statutory/service agent representation for insurance agents, insurance agencies, and TABC liquor license requirements.
*Locally owned and operated with over 10 years of registered agent experience
*Specialize in Texas. Our service is affordable because we are not a national company.
*We accept Service of Process. All important documents we receive on your behalf will be emailed to you the same day received. Original copies of any legal documents will be sent to you by priority mail at no additional cost.
*Secure Online Client Portal to access documents and service of process that is received on your behalf. An email alert is sent to you if any documents are uploaded into your secure Client Portal.
*Privacy protection. Your personal name and address will not show up on the publicly listed Texas corporations database in the Texas registered agent area. This is a great benefit for businesses that operate from a home address. This will also prevent your current employer finding out what business you are doing on the side. You may use our address on the annual Public Information Report for further privacy protection.
*Monthly monitoring of your corporation status. This is very important to maintain “Active” status at all times for corporate bank loan qualifications and asset protection.
*Personal contact information you provide is strictly used for client contact purposes only.
*Address Stability. You will no longer have to pay a State fee to change your registered agent address each time you move your business location. You can move as many times as you like because our address stays constant on file.
*Receive several email reminders as the May 15th filing deadline for the Texas annual franchise tax return approaches each year. You will pay a $50 late file penalty if you miss the deadline!
*Non-Profits receive annual email reminders for the non-profit periodic filing that must be done once every 4 years to the Texas Secretary of State’s office.
*Receive Form 401-A Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Registered Agent
*Unlimited client support
*Renewal emails are sent at the end of your term with multiple payment options
*NO auto renews, set up fees or change of registered agent fees
Within minutes of submitting your form you receive: a payment receipt, our Texas Registered Agent information, and the Form 401-A Acceptance of Appointment and Consent to Serve as Texas Registered Agent.
We submit a “Change of Texas Registered Agent Form” on your behalf to the Texas Secretary of State’s office. The Texas Secretary of State charges a $15 fee that we incur on your behalf. You will receive a confirmation email once the change-over process begins and completes. This process usually takes about 2-3 business days.
$45/YR MULTI-YEAR DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
No Auto-Renewals. You will receive an email at the end of your term with multiple payment options.