When & Why To Switch Registered Agents

By Devin Scott Wednesday, March 30, 2011

While assisting clients with changing their Registered Agent service to Harvard Business Services, Inc., we sometimes hear stories about what our competitors are charging. Recently, a business owner told me he has been paying a Registered Agent payment of $250 a year for the last three years and has not known about it. It seems that somewhere along the line, the cost of his Registered Agent payment was raised and he was not notified. So year after year, his secretary paid the bill on time, as instructed, and no red flag ever jumped out at him. It wasn't until he ran an inventory of all his business expenses that this exorbinant cost was finally revealed. Unfortunately, this is a common occurence in the business formation world. There are some companies in the Registered Agent business that raise their fees every year. They take for granted the fact that as a business person, you are very busy and do not always notice if fees are raised. We will not name any names, but there are so many companies that raise their Registered Agent fees, and there are many business owners that do not realize it until they have wasted precious financial resources.

This is why Harvard Business Services, Inc. takes pride in our $50 per year guaranteed Registered Agent Service. As long as your company remains in good standing, your Registered Agent payment will not go up. If you're wondering why we charge such a low fee, the answer is we have been doing this since 1981--we have the Registered Agent business down to a science and we do not feel we should charge any more money. Clients appreciate the fact that we can tell them, honestly, what their Registed Agent payment will be next year, and what it will be 10 years from now. 

Is it complicated to change Registered Agents?

No. In order to change the Registered Agent for an existing Delaware corporation or LLC, the state of Delaware charges a filing fee of $50 to file the Certificate of Change of Registered Agent and Registered Office. Harvard Business Services, Inc. can prepare and file this form for you, for the low cost of $50; plus, we'll give you your first year's Registered Agent Fee for only $39. Thus the total cost to change your Registered Agent will be only $89 per corporation or LLC. Thereafter, your annual Registered Agent Fee will be only $50 per company; just think of the money you can save by changing your Registered Agent to Harvard Business Services, Inc.

Follow ths link in order to change your Registered Agent to Harvard Business Services, Inc. It's quick and easy.

You can also watch a video reviewing the steps to changing Registered Agents.

As always, feel free to call us 1-800-345-CORP with any questions you may have.

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