Every Illinois corporation must have a “ Registered Agent ” who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the Illinois Secretary of State. Your Registered Agent must have a physical street address in Illinois.
A Registered Agent could be you, a director or an officer of the corporation. Here at Incfile we always recommend using a proper Registered Agent service since they provide several benefits:
- Some people establish companies outside of the state they live in and will use a Registered Agentservice to provide an address for receiving legal documentation in the state.
- The Registered Agent address is listed on public records on the Secretary of State's website. If you do not want your own name and address to be registered, you should use a Registered Agent service.
- The Registered Agent must be present or available during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday) to receive any legal correspondence delivered, since the type of documents delivered to the registered agent require a signature on delivery.
- Some people travel or are not always at their business location to receive these documents.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a Registered Agent service that is free for the first year and $99 per year thereafter. We also have a dashboard where you can log in and easily view any document your Registered Agent has received on your behalf.