Frequently Asked Questions

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In Florida, a registered agent is a person or business entity that is appointed to receive legal and official documents on behalf of a corporation or LLC (Limited Liability Company). The registered agent must have a physical street address in Florida and be available during normal business hours to receive service of process, such as legal notices, lawsuits, subpoenas, and other official documents.

The purpose of having a registered agent is to ensure that there is a reliable and responsible point of contact for any legal or official correspondence that may be sent to the company. By designating a registered agent, the company can ensure that it will receive timely and accurate notifications of any legal proceedings, which is critical for maintaining good standing and compliance with Florida law.

Service of Process is the legal term for the delivery of legal documents to an individual or entity that is required to respond to a legal proceeding. It is the formal notification that a lawsuit has been filed or that a legal action is pending against an individual or business entity. The purpose of service of process is to ensure that the party being sued or involved in a legal action has been given proper notice of the legal proceeding so that they can respond to the claims made against them.

In Florida, the Annual Report is a document that must be filed each year by business entities registered with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations. The purpose of the Annual Report is to update the state on any changes to the business's registered agent, officers, directors, and other key information.

All business entities registered in Florida, including corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships, are required to file an Annual Report with the Division of Corporations by May 1st of each year. The Annual Report can be filed online through the Division of Corporations' website or by mail, and there is a filing fee that must be paid at the time of filing.

In Florida, if a business entity fails to file its Annual Report by the May 1st deadline, it will be subject to a non-negotiable late fee of $400. This applies to all types of business entities, including corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and sole proprietorships.

In addition to the late fee and the risk of administrative dissolution, a business entity that fails to file its Annual Report on time may face other penalties, such as interest charges, the loss of liability protection, and the loss of the ability to sue or be sued in court.

Yes, we do provide business mailing address and mail forwarding services.

We offer annual report filing services and would be delighted to assist you. Our experienced team will handle the entire process, ensuring accuracy and timely submission. Please contact our customer service team for further details and to proceed with filing your annual report.

We are pleased to inform you that we do provide LLC formation services in Florida. Our dedicated team is experienced in handling the entire process, from name availability checks to document preparation, filing, and ongoing compliance.

When forming an LLC in Florida, the following documents are typically required:

-Articles of Organization: This document contains important details about your LLC, including the name, address, registered agent information, and the purpose of the business.

-Registered Agent Acceptance: Florida law requires the appointment of a registered agent who will receive legal and official documents on behalf of your LLC. The registered agent must provide written acceptance of this role.

-Operating Agreement: While not mandatory, having an operating agreement is highly recommended. It outlines the internal structure, ownership rights, and operational procedures of the LLC.

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Yes, you have the ability to edit the LLC formation documents in Florida. When you receive the documents from the appropriate authorities, such as the Articles of Organization, you can review and make necessary changes before submitting them. However, it's important to ensure that any modifications comply with the state's requirements and maintain accuracy.

Florida allows for the formation of various business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, and sole proprietorships

When choosing a business name in Florida, you must ensure that it is unique and not already in use by another registered business. You can search the Florida Division of Corporations website to check name availability.

You can obtain an EIN from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by applying online, by mail, fax, or phone. Or you can contact us at Florida and obtain your EIN on time and secured. An EIN is necessary for tax purposes and is often required when opening a bank account for your business.

Yes, non-U.S. citizens and non-residents can form a company in Florida. However, there may be additional requirements or restrictions depending on your immigration status. It is advisable to consult with an attorney or an expert familiar with both business and immigration laws.

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While you have the flexibility to make changes, it's crucial to understand the limitations regarding what can be edited in the LLC formation documents. Certain key details, such as the legal name of the LLC and the registered agent information, may have specific requirements that must be adhered to. It's recommended to consult with a legal professional or utilize a reputable formation service to ensure compliance while making necessary edits.

We can certainly assist you with reviewing and advising on the LLC formation documents. We can offer guidance on necessary changes, ensure compliance with state regulations, and help you understand any limitations or restrictions associated with editing the documents. Our goal is to support you in making informed decisions throughout the process.

Dissolving a Florida entity refers to the process of officially terminating the existence of a business entity, such as a corporation or LLC, registered in the state of Florida.

There are several reasons why you might need to dissolve a Florida entity, including if you are closing down your business, no longer need the entity, or if the entity has fulfilled its purpose.

Yes, it is essential to inform your registered agent about the dissolution of your Florida entity. They need to be aware of the process and any legal notifications they may receive during the dissolution.

The specific documents required may vary depending on the type of entity you have. Generally, you will need to file the Articles of Dissolution with the Florida Department of State, and you may also need to provide additional documentation as per the requirements.

Dissolving a Florida entity does not automatically absolve you of any existing liabilities or obligations. You may still be responsible for fulfilling any outstanding debts, contractual agreements, or legal obligations of the entity.

An EIN (Employer Identification Number) is a unique nine-digit number assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to identify businesses for tax purposes. It is also commonly referred to as a Federal Tax ID Number.

Yes, as a registered agent, we can assist you with obtaining an EIN in Florida. We act as your representative in the application process and receive official correspondence on behalf of your business entity.

When applying for an EIN, you will need to provide information about your business, such as the legal name, address, type of entity, and the responsible party's information. The responsible party is typically the person who controls, manages, or directs the business.

 An EIN is primarily used for tax purposes and is not considered a valid form of personal identification for non-tax-related matters, such as obtaining a driver's license or opening a bank account.

Yes, as registered agents we can assist you with certain EIN changes or updates, such as updating your business address or responsible party information. Moreover, we can help with complex changes that may require direct communication with the IRS. But as professional Tax experts and Registered Agents, we can assist you to ensure you receive such changes or updates to your business without any complications. 

 An ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to individuals who are required to have a U.S. taxpayer identification number but are not eligible for a Social Security Number (SSN).

A regular Acceptance Agent (AA) lacks the authority to accept or deny documents. Instead, they must submit your original documents to the IRS. We, however, are a Certifying Acceptance Agent (CAA), authorized and certified by the Internal Revenue Service. This means we have a contract with the IRS ITIN office.

Our office as a Certifying Acceptance Agent has a direct phone line with the IRS ITIN office in Austin Texas which is not available to the general public.

An ITIN is primarily used for tax purposes and is not considered a valid form of identification for non-tax-related matters, such as obtaining a driver's license or opening a bank account. It is advisable to check with the specific agency or institution for their identification requirements.


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