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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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2018 Franchise Tax for Corporations – Calculate Yours Monday, December 10, 2018

For a corporation, this filing is required to be completed by March 1 of every year in order to keep the company in a good standing existence. If the Annual Report and Franchise Tax fee are not paid by the deadline, the Delaware Secretary of State will automatically impose a late penalty with monthly interest.... Continue Reading

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How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing Monday, August 27, 2018

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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Delaware LLC/LP Franchise Tax Is Due June 1, 2018 Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Franchise Tax is due for all Delaware LLCs, series LLCs and Limited Partnerships (LPs) on June 1 of every year.... Continue Reading

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Business Dissolution: Two Ways to Go About It Tuesday, January 23, 2018

When a Delaware company is no longer viable, there are two options available to the company owner in order to complete a business dissolution. One approach is to file the proper cancellation (for an LLC) or dissolution (for a corporation) documents with the state of Delaware to formally close the company.... 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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9 Easy Tips for Filing Your Delaware Franchise Tax Monday, October 2, 2017

Every Delaware corporation must pay Franchise Tax by filing an annual report online. Your company’s Franchise Tax Fee depends on the number of authorized shares.... Continue Reading

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Introducing Our New Delaware Franchise Tax Calculator Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our Franchise Tax Calculator can compare the amounts due between different Delaware entity types, and to calculate your Delaware company's Franchise Tax.... Continue Reading

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9 Steps to Take Before You Close Your Company Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Sometimes, despite meticulous strategies, our business plans don’t come to fruition, and we have to accept that the start-up we have worked so hard to establish is just not succeeding the way we hoped it would.... Continue Reading

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7 Services You Should Expect from Your Registered Agent Monday, November 14, 2016

Is your Delaware Registered Agent doing everything it can for you and your business? While all Registered Agents abide by basic standards, an exceptional one will offer you services that are both convenient and necessary to business owners.... Continue Reading

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Stock Amendments in a Delaware Corporation Monday, October 31, 2016

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, August 30, 2016

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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An Easier Way to Pay Delaware LLC/LP Franchise Taxes Monday, May 9, 2016

Even if we are not your Registered Agent, you can still use our system to pay your Delaware Franchise Tax. We are excited to announce that in an effort to improve our clients’ user experience, it is now possible to submit annual Franchise Tax payments for multiple LLCs and Limited Partnerships in a single transaction.... Continue Reading

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