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How to Incorporate in Delaware

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If you are considering incorporating a company in Delaware and would like to know how to incorporate a corporation or form an LLC in Delaware, here's what you should know:  

Form a Delaware Corporation
Form a Delaware LLC


What Should I Do Before I Incorporate My Business in Delaware?


Step 1  Choose the type of Delaware business entity best suited to your needs: general corporation, close corporation, non-stock corporation, limited liability company or limited partnership. To learn more about the differences among them, visit our page on the different types of Delaware entities.


If you choose a general or close corporation, you'll need to select the number of shares you want to authorize. Learn more about those choices by viewing our section on understanding your company's stock.


Step 2  Select the business formation package from Harvard Business Services, Inc. that meets your requirements: Green, Basic, Standard or Premium. Packages start at just $279, and our pre-priced packages include all state filing fees, Registered Agent Fees and shipping costs. Unlike some other business-formation companies, there are no hidden fees.




Step 3  Select the name for your new company and the suffix that describes the type of business entity. Commonly accepted suffixes for corporations are: Incorporated (or Inc.); Corporation (or Corp.); Company (or Co.) and Limited (or Ltd.). For LLCs, the only endings permitted are LLC, L.L.C. or Limited Liability Company.


Keep in mind your company name cannot contain the words "bank," "insurance," "trust," "university" or "college."


Harvard Business Services, Inc. can check the availability of a company name in Delaware for free at your request.

Where Should I Incorporate My Business?


You do not have to  form your business in the state in which your business is physically located, nor do you have to form your business in the state in which you conduct most or all your business.


Delaware has proven to be the best state in which to form a business, regardless of whether your business is large or small, domestic or international


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How Do I Get Help Incorporating?

With Harvard Business Services, Inc., help is never more than a few keyboard clicks or a phone call away.


Get live help in real time on our website or speak directly to one of our incorporation specialists by calling 1-800-345-CORP. You can also email us for answers to your questions about forming a business.

Who Should I Contact to Apply for a Federal Tax ID Number?


We can obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for you at a nominal cost. The EIN can be ordered at the same time as the new formation package. To get started, simply click the button below.



Get an EIN


How Do I Become a Delaware S corporation?

When your business is formed and you decide to benefit from pass-through taxation by electing S corporation tax status, we can assist you with preparing the form for a nominal fee. This can be done when you form a new company as well. You can learn more about Delaware S-corporations here


The IRS does not charge you to elect S-corporation tax status.

Where Should I Open My Bank Account?

If you form your company in Delaware, one of the many advantages is there is no requirement to maintain a company bank account in the state of Delaware. Many of our clients open bank accounts in locations (the state or country) where it is most convenient to conduct their banking transactions. 


If you have any questions about how to form a corporation in Delaware, please contact our helpful staff by phone (800-345-2677), email or live chat.


How to Incorporate in Delaware with Harvard Business Services, Inc.

In this video, Rick Bell, Harvard's founder and CEO, explains how inexpensive and efficient Harvard's services are, and what makes Delaware such a unique attraction for incorporating your business.


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