Vice President of Business Filings at Harvard Business Services, Inc. She currently assists tens of thousands of clients worldwide with the filing of annual Delaware Franchise Tax reports for both corporations and LLCs. Her 20+ years of experience helped to create our user-friendly online Franchise Tax payment system, which can be found at www.delawareinc.com/payft.

Stock Amendments in a Delaware Corporation Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Regardless of the reason you may need to amend your company stock, if you own a Delaware company, you possess the ability to quickly and easily make changes to your business entity’s charter in order to meet your needs.... Continue Reading

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How to Choose a Delaware Registered Agent Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Delaware law dictates that every Delaware company (whether a corporation, LLC, LP, non-profit corporation or a public benefit corporation) must appoint a Registered Agent. Whether you are forming a new business entity or need to find an alternate Registered Agent for an existing company, there are plenty of Delaware Registered Agents available.... Continue Reading

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Why June 1st Is an Important Deadline for Delaware LLCs Tuesday, May 25, 2021

If you have a Delaware Limited Liability Company (LLC), series LLC or Limited Partnership (LP), then the date of June 1 is critical to your business entity. June 1 is the deadline for paying you company’s annual Franchise Tax fees.... Continue Reading

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How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Learn how to check on the status of your Delaware LLC or Corporation and obtain a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence). Perhaps you are applying for a bank loan or filing for Foreign Qualification in another state. Maybe you are entering into a contract with a third party, or maybe your corporation is merging with another corporation.... Continue Reading

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How to Close Your Delaware Company Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Are you closing your Delaware LLC or corporation? Do it by Dec. 31st! By filing your cancellation or dissolution by the end of the year, you’ll avoid having to pay the next year's franchise tax.... Continue Reading

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Top 10 Corporation & LLC Franchise Tax Questions Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Here are answers to 10 common Delaware corporation & LLC Franchise Tax questions.... Continue Reading

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9 Common Franchise Tax Filing Mistakes Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Regardless of whether you're filling your taxes directly with the state of Delaware or using our secure online payment, keep these nine common mistakes in mind.... Continue Reading

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How to Request Resignation of Your Registered Agent Tuesday, October 13, 2020

In some situations, a business owner may seek to have their Delaware Registered Agent resign upon the business entity. This course of action is not the same as filing a formal certificate; it will put the company into a forfeit status with the state.... Continue Reading

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My Delaware Corporation Was Voided. Now What? Tuesday, September 22, 2020

An LLC (limited liability company) or LP (limited partnership) that does not pay its Franchise Tax Fees for three years in a row will be cancelled by the state... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Corporations

Dangers of Being Your Own Registered Agent Monday, November 18, 2019

Every company (no matter what type of business entity) formed in Delaware is required to have a Registered Agent in this state. If you live in Delaware, you are allowed to be your own agent, but this is not always the best idea.... Continue Reading

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Delaware SOS Will Now Charge $50 for Amended Annual Reports Monday, August 26, 2019

In the past, the state has allowed amended Annual Reports to be filed at no additional charge. However, starting September 1, 2019, the Delaware Secretary of State will impose a $50 fee for every amended Annual Report that is filed ($25 for an exempt company).... Continue Reading

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Why Zero Par Value Stock Affects Franchise Tax Monday, May 6, 2019

When you form a corporation, think about Franchise Tax when you’re deciding the number of authorized shares and the par value of the shares. Most start-up companies are typically formed with a small number of authorized shares and a low (or zero) par value.... Continue Reading

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March 1: Important Deadline for Delaware Corporations Monday, February 25, 2019

If you have a corporation – not a Limited Liability Company (LLC) or Limited Partnership (LP) – incorporated in the state of Delaware, then March 1 is the deadline for filing and paying the annual Franchise Tax.... Continue Reading

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Delaware’s New Corporation Franchise Tax Fees Monday, December 11, 2017

Franchise Tax fees for Delaware corporations are changing. The following amendments are in effect as of January 1, 2018. This means the 2018 Franchise Tax fees, which are due by March 1, 2019, will be impacted by these new laws.... Continue Reading

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Changes to Delaware’s Corporate Franchise Tax Fees Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Delaware General Assembly passed House Bill 175, which affects some taxes and fees imposed by Delaware’s Secretary of State. All the amendments have been approved. Some are already in effect and some will not be applicable until January 1, 2018.... Continue Reading

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