Every New York corporation must have a “Registered Agent” who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the New York Department of State. Your Registered Agent must have a physical street address in New York.
A Registered Agent position for a New York S Corporation or C Corporation can be filled in several ways.
A Registered Agent could be you, a director or an officer of the corporation. The New York Registered Agent for your corporation must have a physical street address in New York. They need to be available during business hours to receive important documents for your corporation.
Here at Incfile we always recommend using a proper New York Registered Agent service since they provide several benefits:
- Some people establish companies outside of the state they live in and will use a Registered Agent service to provide an address for receiving legal documentation in the state.
- The Registered Agent address is listed in public records on the NY Division of Corporations website. If you do not want your own name and New York 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, since the type of documents delivered to the Registered Agent require a signature on delivery.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a New York Registered Agent service that is free for the first year and just $119 per year afterward. We also have a dashboard where you can log in and easily view any document your Registered Agent has received on your behalf.