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The only requirement is that you maintain a Registered Agent in Delaware. We have helped thousands of companies by acting as a Registered Agent, for just $50, per year since 1981.
When operating a Delaware LLC in another state, such as Colorado, clients should register their businesses as a foreign entity in that state. Each state has different requirements. Colorado, like most states, requires an application process and a state filing fee.
Unlike most states, however, it does not require a Certificate of Good Standing from Delaware. Colorado does require a Registered Agent in the state. We can act as your company's Registered Agent in Colorado for $99 per year. We can also assist with the application process to register your Delaware LLC as a foreign entity in Colorado.
Colorado does not have a publishing requirement unless specifically required by the county of your Registered Agent.
Why register in Colorado if my company was formed in Delaware?
The Foreign Qualification process is the way in which the state of Colorado grants you permission to operate with a Delaware LLC. The Foreign Qualification process enables a company to transact business in a jurisdiction other than where it was formed. By failing to comply with local compliance issues, you may be putting your company at risk.
After completing the Foreign Qualification process, you will receive a document from the Colorado Secretary of State called a Certificate of Authority. It states that Colorado grants your business the authority to operate in Colorado with a Delaware LLC. It is often a prerequisite for many business licenses in Colorado. This document is also required by banks before your company can open a bank account in Colorado.
Once registered in Colorado, you are responsible for the annual compliance fees. Colorado mandates a periodic report, which costs $10. You can sign up for Colorado's email reminder system once registered there.
If you have any additional questions about registering your Delaware LLC as a foreign entity in Colorado, or if you need assistance with the process, please contact Harvard Business Services, Inc. at 1-800-345-2677, Ext 6130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG ARTICLE IS NOT A LAWYER AND HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES, INC. IS NOT A LAW FIRM. THE ARTICLE ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS LEGAL ADVICE. THIS SHORT ARTICLE IS STRICTLY TO MENTION SOME ASPECTS OF DELAWARE’S CORPORATION LAWS AND/OR LAWS RELATING TO OTHER FORMS OF ENTITIES WHICH YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH A LAWYER BEFORE FORMULATING A STRATEGY WHICH WILL BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CASE.
There is 1 comment left for Are You Operating Your Delaware LLC From Colorado?Steven said: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Would corporations be required to pay income tax if registered outside Colorado owned by a person in Colorado and one in Canada - ecommerce, no physical location?HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Income taxes are often paid in the jurisdiction in which the company is operating. For online businesses, clients typically pay income tax to the jurisdiction in which they are running this online business. Our clients typically work with an accountant for specifics on income taxes.