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How can a registered agent help avoid penalties related to the annual report of an LLC in Washington?

A registered agent plays a crucial role in helping an LLC in Washington avoid penalties related to the annual report. The annual report is a mandatory requirement for LLCs in Washington, and it must be filed with the Washington Secretary of State within the stipulated deadlines. The report includes details of LLC members and officers, the name and address of the registered agent, the address of the principal place of business, and a description of the LLC business. The role of a registered agent is to receive any formal documents or legal communication on behalf of the company. This includes notifications about due reports. By alerting the LLC about these deadlines, the registered agent helps the company avoid late filing penalties, which in Washington can be as high as $25. In extreme cases, the State may even dissolve an LLC for failing to file its annual report on time. For an additional fee, a registered agent can also file the reports on behalf of the LLC, ensuring that all filing requirements are met in a timely manner. This not only helps avoid penalties but also provides the LLC with more time and flexibility to focus on its core business.
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