Hi Kirk - great to see you here, you helped me before. let me clarify my question.. i have a DE LLC with registered agent in DE. that's all taken care of. I am an internet business and need an address that i can post online to which occasional mail (other than what the reg agent accepts) can be sent, as well as occasional returns for items that i am selling. i don't want to use my home address.. there are companies out there that offer such virtual addresses and mail forwarding, but i wonder if i now qualify as a foreign corporation in the state where the address is (if it's outside of DE), since i may be implying that we have an office there.. but in truth it's virtual, i employ nobody directly there.
let me clarify some more, sorry. my goal is not having to register as a foreign corporation. my delaware LLC needs a physical address and i dont want to use my home address (in NC) and i cannot use my registered agent's address for regular business mail. There's a service that offers their physical address in Oregon. If i sign up for that and have the Oregon address on my website where customers can return items occasionally, will the State of Oregon tell me that I have to register as a foreign corporation in Oregon or not? I am hoping that I don't have to, since i don't employ anyone there directly or use the address to generate revenue in the state. On the other hand, I am using a service there regularly, which I heard could be reason for having to register. It's that whole nexus thing that is confusing me.. can you help me understand this better?
ok, i am trying to find out where my principle place of business is, because that's where i need to register with the state as a foreign corporation, i presume (keep in mind i am an internet business).
my principle place of business...
- is not Delaware - i am only incorporated there
- is not NC - i as the owner live there, but only do housekeeping work
- is it Oregon, because I subscribed for a physical address there where occasional return items go? there are no company employees, no company property, and i am not using the address to generate business, it's only for return items and random mail.
i am hoping that i don't have to register in Oregon either, ergo I'd have no real principle place of business, since I am an internet company. I am just not sure about the Oregon part.
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