1What does home state mean?
A corporation or LLC is considered to be domestic only in the state in which it was incorporated. This is considered the entities “home” state.
2What is a foreign state?
In all states other than the home state, a company is regarded as a foreign corporation or foreign LLC. Please indicate for which state you want to operate your corporation or LLC as a foreign entity.
3I do not know my home state entity filing date or filing number. Where can I find this information?
Generally, the entity filing number and the filing date can be found on original articles of incorporation/organization. If you are unable to locate your formation documents, we will research the state database to obtain the number on your behalf.
4What will happen if my company fails to register or designate and maintain a Registered Agent?
Failing to register and designate a registered agent may foreclose or hinder the company’s ability to legally enter into contracts and gain access to the state courts. Moreover, it may subject the company to monetary, civil, and possibly criminal sanctions. Also, failure to maintain a registered agent may cause your company to fall out of “good standing” within the state. This will subject your license to do business within a state to forfeiture, with monetary penalties assessed to reinstate your company to a “good standing” again.
5Why choose Launch for Registered Agent Service?
Launch by LegalShield will receive and forward official state and federal correspondence as well as state franchise, tax returns or annual reports when received on your behalf.
6Why am I being asked for the LLC member/manager information?
In order to file for foreign qualification for an LLC, some states require the names, titles and addresses of the current members (or managers for manager-managed LLCs) on the documents.
7What does the standard state filing fee mean?
These are state-dependent government filing fees that Launch by LegalShield passes directly to the appropriate government agency.
8What is the Launch Rush Service?
This is the quickest way to get your documents. With Launch by LegalShield’s Rush Service, your order will be placed in priority processing.
9Why am I being charged for shipping?
Several shipments are required throughout the process, to obtain signatures and to forward and return signed and filed documents. In addition, all shipments are via priority shipping, for tracking purposes.