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I believe it is state by state.  Not that it affects you, but PA is one of
the states that requires an agent (at least it used to).

M. David Finley, P.E.
2086 SW Main Boulevard - Suite 111
Lake City, FL  32025
386-752-6400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ken Peoples" <kspeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 10:51 AM
Subject: Re: Registered Agent in SC


> Jan,
>
> It sounds like you are pretty knowledgeable about this.  Is it your
> experience that we would need to have a registered agent for each state in
> which we do engineering - or is it a state by state basis?  I am
registered
> in 18 states and we have recently changed from a sole proprietorship to an
> S-Corp so we are going through the process of getting Certificates of
> Authorization where they are needed.
>
> Ken
>
> Kenneth S. Peoples, P. E.
> Lehigh Valley Technical Associates, Inc.
> 1584 Weaversville Road
> Northampton, PA 18067-9039
> Phone: (610) 262-6345
> Fax: (610) 262-8188
> e-mail: kpeoples(--nospam--at)lvta.net
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jan Harris" <jan(--nospam--at)libertyeng.net>
> To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 6:52 AM
> Subject: RE: Registered Agent in SC
>
>
> >
> > Registered agents are proxies for non-residents.  The secretary of state
> for
> > each state keeps a list of who (real people and or proxies) represents
> each
> > corporate type of entity doing business within their state.  Usually the
> > entity files reports annually regarding who are the directors and
officers
> > of the entity.  The registered agent gets the notice that the report is
> due,
> > forwards it to the business to complete.
> >
> > If someone wants to sue the entity they can serve the registered agent;
if
> > the state wants to let a business know anything they can mail it to the
> > registered agent. North Carolina sends me a notice every year that if I
> have
> > any unclaimed funds n I have to give them to NC. (like a bank with a
> dormant
> > account or in my case, maybe an overpayment that I have been unable to
> > return to a client, or an insurance company that can't find a
beneficiary
> to
> > pay them)
> >
> > Certificates of Authority are "permission" from the state to operate
your
> > business within the state.  It is handy to make sure your business pays
> all
> > the taxes and fees that might be due for the privilege of operating in
the
> > state.
> >
> > Check out "Corporation Service Company" www.incspot.com
> >
> > Jan Harris
> > Liberty Engineering, PC
> > Virginia Beach, VA
> >
> >
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